Navy grappling with bedbug infestation of nuclear submarine USS Connecticut
Male and female adult bedbugs in comparison to apple seeds is shown in this handout photo provided by the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH), in Washington, on Feb. 2, 2016. (Reuters/L. Sorkin/AMNH/Handout via Reuters)

SEATTLE — Clothes got laundered, mattresses replaced and pesticides sprayed as the Navy waged war against a stubborn infestation of bedbugs that found their way onto a nuclear-powered submarine at its home port in the Bremerton area. Navy entomologists now certify that "all feasible measures have been taken" to control the infestation and have recommended "repopulation of berthing," according to a statement from Cmdr. Cindy Fields, a public affairs officer for the Naval Submarine Forces Pacific. This campaign aboard the USS Connecticut has included laying down diatomaceous dust to draw insects...