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Money Talks News: The Unexpected Costs of Bedbugs

The Unexpected Costs of Bedbugs

By Angela Colley

Recently the National Pest Management Association and the University of Kentucky published Bugs Without Borders, a 2011 study of pest management professionals in the U.S. The results are scary.

•99 percent of responding pest management professionals had encountered bedbugs in the last year.

•More than 8 in 10 respondents said bedbug cases are increasing in the U.S.

•Reports of bedbugs have become more common in daycare facilities, dorms, nursing facilities, movie theaters, and on public transportation.

While they were almost nonexistent just a few decades ago, these tiny little blood suckers are making a comeback in a big way – one that might take a serious toll on your life. Get an infestation in your home and those bedbugs can wreak havoc on your finances, health, and sanity.

(AP Photo/University of Florida, File)

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