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I'm thinking of the mammogram example where the doctor could not push the "detect cancer" button without also pushing the "cause cancer" button. If you fumigate offices, you're exposing the occupants to toxic chemicals that could have long-term health effects. I think false positives DO have a cost outside of the exterminator fees.

That said, I haven't seen a single, numbers based report in the media about the extent of this bedbug issue, just a repetition of the word "pandemic." Can someone point me to an article, or is the entire thing more hype for a slow news cycle?


Daniel: They typically evacuate the office before they fumigate or do whatever they do so I think the toxins issue is minor. However, the "fear" issue is ever present. My friend is investigating every itch on the body and examining every speck at home since the situation began despite the exterminator's work.

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