Bedbugs, the lentil-sized, blood-drinking, itch-causing biters of our flesh have made a dramatic comeback in the last 10 years. And like the sleep-fearing teens of the Nightmare on Elm Street series, many of us have begun to look at our beds with mistrust.
It would be best not to panic, but we stand on the threshold of a global pandemic. This one, according to a study released last week by the National Pest Management Association and the University of Kentucky, involves bedbugs, the tiny bloodsucking insects that have struck fear in the hearts of anyone who appreciates a good night’s sleep.
The divide continues. India and other emerging market economies may have found a seat at the G-20, the world’s newest high table, but their lifestyles and responses continue to be so different from those of rich countries as to make them the odd men out among G-8 nations such as Canada or Germany.
Vaughan based Purity Pest Control Limited was asked to bring in “Inspector Kody”, one of only 3 or 4 dogs in the world specially trained to “sniff out” bed bugs, to help with an on going bed bug problem at a well known central Ontario resort.