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Getting rid of bed bugs could make you sick

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A new report suggests that when it comes to bed bugs, the fix could be worse than the problem. Increasingly in recent years, hundreds of homes and hotel rooms across the country have been infected with these little pests.

Now, the CDC says as people have rushed to get rid of them in a panic, many have misused or over-used pesticides, which is making them sick in the process.

The CDC says among the hundreds of illnesses reported, one woman in North Carolina admitted she used 18 cans of insecticide in a span of three days to kill the little critters. The CDC wants to remind people that while bed bugs are annoying because they bite and that itches.  However, they are not prone to spreading diseases.

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