Vendors, housing officials, entomologists and television-news crews itching for a bite of bedbug business

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Bedbugs are getting to be big business, judging by the swarm of vendors, housing officials, entomologists, television-news crews and bug-sniffing dogs that crammed into a hotel convention center here Tuesday.

Organizers of the first Bedbug University North American Summit said nearly 400 people had officially registered for the event, while an additional 250 wound up on a waiting list. Packed sessions offered tips on the latest fumigation techniques; how to freeze, fry or suffocate bedbugs; and handling lawsuits filed by customers driven buggy by the tiny insects.

Full Story: Itching for a Bite of Bedbug Business – Wall Street Journal