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Curiosity Corner: Some world travelers make for unwanted guests | Curiosity Corners

Curiosity Corner: Some world travelers make for unwanted guests | Curiosity Corners

Back to the bedbugs. Last week, we learned about their characteristics, but why have they become so prevalent? No one knows for sure, but it is suspected that it has to do with the ban on the insecticide DDT, which all but eradicated bedbugs in the United States. DDT was banned in 1972 after it was linked to the dramatic decline in eagle and condor populations. First introduced in the 1930s, DDT had a lingering effect on surfaces where it was used and continued to kill bugs […]

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