A new study reports that bedbugs are infected with drug-resistant staph bacteria (MRSA). There is no evidence so far that bedbugs are spreading MRSA, however.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency could end the resurgence of bedbugs with a stroke of the pen by bringing back banned pesticides (e.g., DDT, organophosphates, diazinon and Dursban) and encouraging the development of new pesticides. But so far, the EPA has opted to let the bedbugs infest with impunity.
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