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More Bed Bugs Nibbling in Raleigh

Posted February 4, 2008 10:17 p.m. EST
Updated February 4, 2008 11:49 p.m. EST

— Raleigh exterminators say they are getting more calls about bed bugs.

Tougher regulations on insecticides and increased overseas travel are being blamed for the growing infestation.

Bed bugs are hard to kill. They can survive temperatures from over 110 degrees Fahrenheit to below freezing. They feed only on blood, but can go a year without eating.

Bed bugs can be found in some of the cleanest bedrooms.

To prevent bed bugs: keep your luggage off the hotel room floor when traveling and examine sheets for red or brown spots left by bugs.