Hunting LI bedbugs

Jesse Scaravella of Arrow Exterminating Co. in Lynbrook
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Jesse Scaravella of Arrow Exterminating Co. in Lynbrook checks a child's bed headboard for signs of bedbugs, which Nassau County and hospital officials say are becoming pervasive again on Long Island after being defeated decades ago. (Oct. 8, 2010) (Credit: Craig Ruttle)

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Long Island and health officials say bedbugs, which were defeated in the United States after World War II with the use of the now-banned DDT, are becoming pervasive again on the Island and in the region, but with hardier resistance to pesticides and other chemicals.

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