facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

EPA schedules 'bedbug summit'

Dec. 10, 2010 at 12:40 PM   |   Comments

WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it will hold a summit next year to "help find solutions to the nation's bedbug problem."

Infestation of bedbugs, tiny insects that feed on human blood, have become a nationwide problem as the pests have turned up in almost every region of the country, The Hill reported Friday.

In February the Federal Bedbug Workgroup, which includes representatives from the departments of Defense, Commerce and Agriculture, will report on their progress in dealing with the infestations.

The multiagency summit will be "identifying knowledge gaps and barriers to effective community-wide bedbug control, proposals for next steps in addressing knowledge gaps and eliminating barriers, and developing a framework for addressing the highest priority needs," the EPA said.

© 2010 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Pakistani leader intimately connected to IS Pakistani leader intimately connected to IS
2
John Wayne Gacy room at Rob Zombie's haunted house angers victims John Wayne Gacy room at Rob Zombie's haunted house angers victims
3
Boston Herald apologizes for 'racist' Obama cartoon Boston Herald apologizes for 'racist' Obama cartoon
4
Court: Democrats don't have to run Senate candidate in Kansas Court: Democrats don't have to run Senate candidate in Kansas
5
Loose mountain lion spotted in Brentwood Loose mountain lion spotted in Brentwood
Trending News
x
Feedback