The First BedBug University North American Summit featuring 14 of the nation's leading bedbug experts is meeting outside of Chicago in Rosemont, IL. The growing scourge of bedbugs has scientists and entomologists scratching their heads about what to do. The sold out two-day summit, September 21 and 22, 2010 offers seminars on detection devices, techniques and fumigation.
Chicago is home to the fifth largest infestation of bedbugs (Cimex lectularius Linnaeus). The only cities with more are New York (#1); Philadelphia (#2); Detroit (#3) and Cincinnati (#4). Although the bugs are more of a nuisance than a health hazard, they continue to rise in number and have been blamed for the spread of up to 40 different human diseases.
Learn to recognize these annoying critters and what you can do about them in the slideshow below.
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