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Seven Surefire Ways to Fight Bed Bugs

Freaking out over bedbugs? We asked the experts how to keep the bedbugs at bay. <br><br>Here are <a style="font-weight: bold;" href="http://www.cbsnews.com/2300-204_162-10004671.html">7 Surefire Ways to Beat Bedbugs</a>
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(CBS) Bedbugs are back and badder than ever.

Although the nasty bloodsucking pests were largely eradicated through the use of DDT in the 1940's - they are beginning to rear their ugly heads again and are infesting people's workplaces, hotels and homes.

From sightings in fancy five-star hotels to movie theatres to clothing stores - seemingly no place is safe.

Worse, since bedbugs like to hitchhike, if you visit a place with bedbugs you might wind up bringing them home.

So, CBS News asked a group of extermination experts for the ins and outs of handling these bloodsucking mini-monsters and hopefully keeping them out of your life.

Here's what they had to say.