The thought of the creepy-crawlers completely grosses me out, but I've been seeing reports of bed bug epidemics popping up in recent headlines, suggesting a resurgence of the tiny pests. The Daily Caller has an interesting analysis out today about why the critters might be making a comeback. Further, they offer interesting speculation about the role big-government mismanagement has played in not stopping the bed bug's bite:
Though they’ve been sucking humans’ blood since at least ancient Greece, bed bugs became virtually extinct in America following the invention of pesticide DDT.
There were almost no bed bugs in the United States between World War II and the mid-1990s.
Around when bed bugs started their resurgence, Congress passed a major pesticides law in 1996 and the Clinton EPA banned several classes of chemicals that had been effective bed bug killers.
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