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  1. skritch

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    Posted 4 years ago
    Sun Jul 7 2013 13:00:16
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    Is the reason science/pesticide manufacturers are having so much trouble coming up with something that regular people can use in their homes to get rid of bed bugs because the only thing bed bugs want is blood? So there's nothing else to entice them with?

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    Posted 4 years ago
    Sun Jul 7 2013 14:28:45
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    Dear skritch,

    There are many factors that come into play in the development of new bed bug and other pest products.

    It's a complex matter for sure and there are no easy answers on this one !

    Nevertheless, if it were easy, wed already have a "magic or silver bullet" type product.

    It ain't so, we don't !

    pjb

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    Just for fun (and hope), does anyone have any ballpark guesses as to when we might have an anti-bed bug product a la roach traps sold everywhere?

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    Sun Jul 7 2013 15:11:54
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    We're likely years away from that one if at all. Sorry ! pjb

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    Posted 4 years ago
    Sun Jul 7 2013 17:14:43
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    It's like the Elvis Costello song, "Hurry Down, Doomsday, The Bugs Are Taking Over."

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    Posted 4 years ago
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    P Bello - 2 hours ago  » 
    Nevertheless, if it were easy, wed already have a "magic or silver bullet" type product.
    It ain't so, we don't !
    pjb

    But they were effectively eradicated in the U.S. after WWII, I think, so you'd think someone could come up with something again.

    It's also like War Of The Worlds (the original) but with bugs instead of aliens.

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    Looking at it from a different angle, could medical science maybe come up with a way to ward off the allergic reactions to the bites they way they do with other allergens? I could see where if you don't have a crazy itchy reaction to the bites, they'd be just a nuisance, but i think for those of us who do react allergically, they're a misery.


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