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Schools to Host Bed Bug Forum

Bedbugs, the flat, nearly impossible to kill, visitors that hide under mattresses and in dark corners, will be discussed Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Danbury High School.

The Danbury School system is hosting a bed bug educational meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Danbury High School.

The idea for the meeting arose in the fall, when one parent washed a child's head in kerosene to kill the bugs, Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton said.

"They said they'd schedule something in the new year," Boughton said. "There is no crisis. There is no epidemic, although that can change."

"Bed bug infestations usually occur around or near the areas where people sleep. These areas include apartments, shelters, rooming houses, hotels, cruise ships, buses, trains, and dorm rooms," according to the national Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta. "Bed bugs, a problem worldwide, are resurging, causing property loss, expense, and inconvenience. The good news is that bed bugs do not transmit disease. The best way to prevent bed bugs is regular inspection for signs of an infestation."

Danbury High School Principal Gary Bocaccio said the meeting is to help parents by giving them more information about bed bugs.

For more information about bed bugs, visit the CDC online.

Chris L January 04, 2012 at 09:02 PM
Based just on the article's heading, my first thought was that the bed bugs themselves were invited to a forum. Given the average IQ of the creatures, I had doubts that the forum would be a success. Imagine how relieved I was to read the full text. Chris L
Richard Pollack January 05, 2012 at 12:33 PM
Kudos to the Danbury schools for educating parents and others in the community. Those who seek even more educational information and guidance about bed bugs, lice, ticks and other pests will find https://identify.us.com a very useful resource. Richard Pollack, PhD (IdentifyUS LLC)
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Hanna22 July 10, 2012 at 01:54 PM
That's right. Educate the people to prevent future crisis that may be caused by bed bugs or any other pests. Good job everyone! http://www.admiralpest.com/los-angeles-bed-bugs/
Lewis September 12, 2012 at 05:37 PM
It can be difficult to determine whether you have a bed bug infestation unless you know what you're looking for. You should not only have a good idea of what bed bugs look like, but also knowledge of several key indicators that an infestation exists. Some things to know: You will not likely see blood or red stains unless an engorged bed bug has been crushed. You are more likely to see dark or black stains or smears on a mattress or sheet from digested blood that has been excrete. Bites, itchy spots on your skin, and sometimes blood may indicate bed bugs. As Bed Bugs develop from one stage of life to another, they leave behind tiny shed skins, or exoskeletons that may be identified with a magnifying glass in the folds and creases of the bed. Know when you are most at risk for infestation. For an infestation to occur, bed bugs must be introduced into an un-infested environment from an infested one. As a result, bed bugs are most likely to be introduced upon returning from travel or when overnight guests are entertained. They can also hitch a ride into your home on items purchased second-hand, or furniture and bedding that is delivered to your home. Immediately after any of these events have taken place would be the ideal time to inspect for live bed bugs and other signs of infestation. Also be on the lookout for these signs several weeks following travel. For more on this check out the link below: http://www.domyownpestcontrol.com/how-to-prevent-bed-bugs-a-118.html
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