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Expert: Harder to kill bedbugs

LISA KING, [email protected]

Expert: Harder to kill bedbugs

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EERADICATING bedbugs from the island will be a lot more difficult this time around, according to a specialist. 

Trevor de Silvia, general manager of Rentokil Initial, said the blood-sucking insects, known among older Barbadians as “chiggers” or “chinks”, had been pretty much eradicated from the island before.

But getting rid of the current infestation will be more difficult than in the past since DDT, the chemical used effectively before, is no longer in use because of the residual effect and impact on the environment.

de Silvia said international travel was a major reason bedbugs had made a resurgence.  (LK)