Bed Bug Industry: Taking Bite Out of Unemployment

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The bed bug industry is exploding in job growth, both for humans and dogs. With bed bugs taking up residence in classy hotels like the Waldorf Astoria and swanky office like Google's Ninth Avenue offices in Manhattan, those wanting to get rid of them aren't likely to argue about fees.

In 2006, revenues for just the extermination part of the bed bug industry were at $98 million. Last year they reached $258 million. For 2010, my hunch is they will come close to a billion dollars. But extermination is just a piece of the business.