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Bedbugs are biting in more American homes

September 13, 2010

The best way to deal with bedbugs: Never let them in the house.

However, as these tiny bugs infest homes and hotel rooms, and pop up in movie theaters, stores' dressing rooms and office buildings, a random brush with a bedbug may happen -- and it can turn a household upside down.

It's a growing problem: 95% of the almost 1,000 U.S. and international pest-management companies surveyed said their company has encountered a bedbug infestation in the past year, up from 25% who said that a decade ago, according to a survey released last month by the National Pest Management Association and the University of Kentucky.

Once bedbugs get into your house, the costs of eradicating them can run from hundreds to thousands of dollars. From MarketWatch.