Feds call for bed bug summit

August 13, 2010 7:24:09 PM PDT
Bed bugs have become such a problem, federal officials will hold a summit in Washington next month.

The Environmental Protection Agency called the meeting to share information.... and ideas on how to stop the pests that are plaguing hotels, colleges, and homes.

Some years ago, health officials thought they'd been eradicated, but there's been a strong resurgence of the pests.

The forum is expected to draw state and local government agencies, health and housing officials, researchers, college officials, as well as those in pest management industry.

Just last week, New York City created a task force on the issue, in light of 10-thousand complaints filed in the past year. That's double the number from one year earlier.

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