The war on bed bugs continues to wage on, and some heavy artillery appears to be on the way.
In September, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a draft of a Federal Strategy on Bed Bugs, which has been about three years in the making. The Strategy is intended to provide guidance for how various levels of government can join forces with pest control efforts to effectively fight the war on bed bugs.
That’s good news for the apartment industry, which has been lobbying Washington D.C. for help. The National Multi Housing Council says Congress should implement a “Manhattan Project” on bed bugs. Such brute force is needed, NMHC says, “to expedite the development of a safe and effective “next generation” pesticide to control bed bug infestations,” and that the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) should help educate residents on the collateral damage potential of bed bugs.
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