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The Discovery Channel’s Jorge Ribas recently interviewed Mike Raupp of the University of Maryland Department of Entomology about the rise of bed bugs. Raupp explained that bed bugs have re-emerged due to increased global travel as well as the pest control industry’s movement away from residual pesticides.

| July 20, 2010

The Discovery Channel’s Jorge Ribas recently interviewed Mike Raupp of the University of Maryland Department of Entomology about the rise of bed bugs. Raupp explained that bed bugs have re-emerged due to increased global travel as well as the pest control industry’s movement away from residual pesticides. Ribas cited data from the National Pest Management Association, which reported a 71 percent increase in bed bug calls since 2001.

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