Bed Bug Hot SpotsJanay Rickwalder
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
The warm summer weather encourages exploration of new places,
but be careful about what you could bring home. A recent article
USAToday cited a report on the top bed bug-infested cities
in the US. Cincinnati, Philadelphia, Detroit, New York and Columbus
were listed as the top five cities where pest control companies
This does not mean these cities are overrun with bed bugs, but
it does underscore the necessity of proactive bed bug control.
signs of their presence can help catch an infestation early
before control is too difficult. The most common signs of bed bugs
include brown fecal matter, molted skin, and white eggs left behind
on furniture or mattresses.
If you suspect you have a bed bug infestation, do not try
attempt to remove them on your own. If you are staying in a hotel
room, call the management and request a new room immediately. If
you believe your home is infested, call a pest professional to
treat your home.