Sunday, November 22, 2009

Buying and Selling in DC. Bedbugs Included?

From the New York Times, August 23, 2009,%202009%20Real%20Estate&st=cse

Have we reached the point in DC where people are deciding to buy or not based on the fear (real or imagined) that Bedbugs will be moving in, or are currently occupying the home that we intend to buy? First, do NOT base a buying decision on the presence or absence of Bedbugs. Even if you hear of them in a building or discover them in a place you want to move into, safe effective treatments can rid your new digs of these pesky creatures. Humans have been dealing with Bedbugs for thousands of years. Let's not be total wimps. Just because they haven't been seen in a while, doesn't mean we cannot win the war again. Only this time, we can do it without using pesticides which can be worse for us than the bugs. While these creatures certainly can move around, and may be hiding in a place we want to move into, there are several things which can be done. Lets show those weak New Yorkers that we are tougher and smarter about Bedbugs than they are. Over the next few weeks I will explore some solutions for detection and treatment which do not exhaust your bank account and expose the myth that you need to bomb the hell out of them to get rid of Bedbugs. We will explore the Zen of Bedbug Eradication!