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Bed Bugs the Subject on Capitol Hill

In Bed Bugs on November 19, 2010 at 10:16 am

Lawmakers, government officials and industry leaders filled a room at the U.S. Capitol on Thursday, not to talk about tax cuts or election results, but bedbugs, something many in the audience felt was just as important.

“They are virtually unstoppable,” Michael Potter, a bedbug expert from the University of Kentucky, told an auditorium full of people concerned about the resurgent tiny bloodsucker.

It was called the Congressional Bedbug Forum, hosted by Reps. G.K. Butterfield, D-North Carolina, and Don Young, R-Alaska.

“This is probably the only bipartisan bug I know of. They bite anyone and everyone, anywhere,” Young said jokingly.

But bedbugs are no joke to the many who have been bitten by one.  more

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