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November 2010 Issue

Ask Elizabeth: November 2010

Dear Elizabeth, I canít believe Iím writing this, but we have bed bugs in our home. We recently vacationed in Europe, and evidently brought home some unwanted hitchhikers. I thought only low rent motels were a source of bed bugs, but we stayed at beautiful, exclusive hotels, and now I find myself wondering what went wrong. Weíve hired a licensed exterminator and will move out of our home when the exterminator is using pesticides in the house, but Iím concerned for our cats. Should we move them out too and, if so, is there any risk of the bed bugs hitching a ride on the cats?

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