Bed Bugs Still a Big Problem
WCTV-TV (Tallahassee, FL)
Thursday, November 3, 2011
They're the creepy crawlies that our mother's warned us about
before going to sleep each night .. bed bugs.
But now they are more than an after thought before you close
your eyes ... the little critters are a huge problem.
Dini Miller, Virginia Tech entomologist says, "Bed bugs have
spread throughout the United States. We have bed bugs in all 50
states now and some spots are really heavily infested."
Entomologist Dini Miller says apartment complexes and hotels are
some of the worst infested areas; places where people travel or
move to and away from often.
Even though bed bugs are primarily in your bed and your bedroom,
sometimes they can show up where you really don't want them.
James Colvin from McCall Service says, "In the drawers to their
dresser, and around some sexy clothes they had laying around. But
that's part of the job you have to look everywhere for them because
they will show up everywhere."
The methods designed to get rid of the tiny bloodsuckers has
definitely gotten more sophisticated.
Chemicals and fumigation usually do the trick, but tossing
infested bedding or clothes in the dryer also helps.
Unfortunately, all these new methods haven't slowed the
Dini Miller says, "That's why we are talking about them a lot
because this is something we might have to live with for the next
So before you go to sleep at night, make sure the bed bugs don't