The ethics behind “atomic bedbugs” disclosure

Posted: April 7, 2010 in Current events

“…Here’s one way to avoid spreading panic: shun the phrases “atomic bedbugs” and “giant zombie bedbugs” and “mutant vampire bedbugs from outer space.” People can be so nervous. But if you speak in a normal tone of voice and avoid sudden movements, I’m confident that your neighbors will stay calm and take appropriate precautions…”

  1. tarrabyte says:

    It took six months to get bed bugs out of my home. It wasn’t easy or quick. Even using atomic language to explain how insidious and horrible bed bugs are did not throw my neighbors into a panic, nor did it even move them to have their own homes inspected. They just didn’t get it.

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