Bed Bugs Making Comeback Before World War II, bed bugs -- brown, blood-sucking bugs that like to hide in crevices like the seams and fibers of a mattress -- were a rampant problem. The rise of DDT and other pesticides nearly wiped out them out. But now the bugs are making a comeback in big cities like Boston, New York and Chicago. Hear Pippin Ross.
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Bed Bugs Making Comeback

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Before World War II, bed bugs — brown, blood-sucking bugs that like to hide in crevices like the seams and fibers of a mattress — were a rampant problem. The rise of DDT and other pesticides nearly wiped out them out. But now the bugs are making a comeback in big cities like Boston, New York and Chicago. Hear Pippin Ross.