Wednesday, April 15, 2009

The Bed Bugs Are Back

After reading the morning news yesterday I am a little concerned. Where in the world can anyone feel safe? There are constant threats on the news every day. There are pirates, terrorists, Kim Jong-Il's, and the like sharing our planet with us. Mostly those scourges on society spin their madness far away from home. No I am not writing about those creeps today but rather creepy crawlies. According to an article on Yahoo the bed bug is enjoying a resurgence. Read the article for yourself here.

Apparently in all our efforts to save the planet we have saved the bed bug instead. According to the article pulling many insecticides off the shelf has helped the bed bug make a comeback. The absence of DDT may help with our health, but it helps the little critters too. Maybe we should rethink this environmentally conscious approach. What if the preservation of forest land only serves to help establish a large pack of Bigfoots (or is it Bigfeet?) in the pacific northwest. Maybe keeping the oceans cleaner will actually allow for a real killer shark that eats boats like the phony replica in the movie Jaws. What if all this clean air helps free the skies for terrible raptor attacks from above.

We have to be very careful with this situation. When the safety of your bed comes into question then what is next? Will I soon be telling Braden to watch out for the boogie man under the bed. Maybe I will be using a pump spray gun to try and ward off the closet monsters. I feel surrounded. Hopefully the good people at the EPA can help us out with this. Until then sleep tight and don't let the bed bugs bite.

3 comments:

surprised mom said...

When my mom told me "don't let the bed bugs bite," I thought she was kidding and didn't really want to know if there were such things as bed bugs. Now, when I say that to my daughters, I have to worry they are really there? Oh, Yuck!

Jen said...

So many things to worry about what is a person to do?

WeaselMomma said...

I now need to go outside and spray an aerosol can of hairspray into the air.