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This would be the perfect opportunity for Airbnb to throw a sales pitch at itchy politicians whom aren't comforted by hotels' suggestions for making sure the bugs don’t travel home with them.

You think incumbent politicians are hard to get rid of? Try bedbugs.

The blood-sucking insects have made a resurgence in recent years, including reports of them at nine of the hotels being used for Democrats’ nominating convention this week in Charlotte.

Some convention-goers were fearful in the run-up to the convention, and state officials and exterminators said bedbug reports have been on the uptick in and around the Queen City.

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