Congressman doubles as bed bug expert

According to a press release, the three-day summit in September will “provide an educational blue-print for major industries affected in the battle against bed bugs.” Sounds like hair-raising stuff. 

Dold is uniquely qualified for the speaking gig. In addition to his duties at the Capitol, he serves as president of his family-owned pest-control company. 

A spokeswoman for Dold told ITK, “His background as a small-business owner is running Rose Pest Solutions in Illinois. Given his expertise in this area, he will be addressing the convention.”

A statement on the bed bug convention’s website says, “Bob’s roots in pest management will provide attendee’s [sic] with a perspective that few other legislators can bring and his insights should be a highlight of this year’s summit.”

ITK suddenly feels all itchy …