Georgia infestations of bedbugs
Just like the Oscar awards ceremony and the SuperBowl, once per year it’s time for the annual Top 50 Most Bedbug Infested Cities “competition”. Can I have the envelope? please. These are the cities that will get the most local TV and newspaper coverage of the Bedbug Wars, in the next few months, on the BedBugNewsReports.com
I’m MrBedBug, Chief SpokesBug for FLfresh.com and EcoBugFREE, the BedBug Eliminator. I am a TV star on MrBedBug-TV on YouTube and Editor of the BedBug News Reports.com
Here is the List by Ranking –
[and if they moved UP+ or DOWN- from last year]
#1 – Chicago Il. [Congratulate our 2-time winner]
#2 – Los Angeles Ca. (+1)
#3 – Columbus, Ohio (+3)
#4 – Detroit Mi.(-2)
#5 – Cincinnati Oh.
#6 – Cleveland/Akron/Canton Oh. (+2)
#7 – Dayton Oh. (+4)
#8 – Washington DC. (-1)
#9 – Denver Co. (-5)
#10 – Indianapolis In. (+6)
#11 – Richmond/Petersburg Va. (+1)
#12 – Raleigh/Durham/Fayetteville, NC. (+3)
#13 – Dallas/Ft. Worth Tx. (-4)
#14 – Syracuse NY. (+7)
#15 – Atlanta Ga.(+14)
#16 – Houston Tx. (+2)
#17 – New York City NY. (-7)
#18 – Seattle/Tacoma Wa. (-5)
#19 – San Francisco/Oakland/San Jose Ca. (-5)
#20 – Boston Ma. (+2)
#21 – Milwaukee Wi.(-2)
#22 – Miami/Ft. Lauderdale Fl. (+3)
#23 – Nashville Tn. (+17)
#24 – Pittsburgh Pa. (+12)
#25 – Charlotte NC. (+18)
#26 – San Diego Ca.(+6)
#27 – Baltimore Md. (-7)
#28 – Phoenix Az. (+7)
#29 – Cedar Rapids/Waterloo, Iowa (+4)
#30 – Charleston/Huntington, W.Va. (+1)
#31 – Knoxville, Tenn. (-4)
#32 – Louisville, Ky. (-2)
#33 – Grand Rapids/Kalamazoo, Mich. (+5)
#34 – Hartford/New Haven, Conn. (-8)
#35 – Champaign / Springfield, Ill. (+13)
#36 – Greenville/Spartanburg/Asheville, S.C. (+11)
#37 – Omaha, Neb. (-20)
#38 – Buffalo, N.Y. (-10)
#39 – Lincoln/Hastings/Kearney, […]
There is a scene in the Steve Martin comedy movie [called “The Jerk”] inwhich the character [Navin R. Johnson] is overly-excited by the arrival of the new phonebook. He thinks he is “somebody”, because his name is in print. The old saying, “any publicity is good publicity” does NOT always apply….. like when the new annual “Top 50 Most BedBug Infested Cities in the USA” list is published.
Contrary to what “Navin” believes [“This is the kind of spontaneous publicity that “makes people”] most Mayors, Chambers of Commerce and City Health Departments would rather NOT be recognized for the inglorious achievement of being on the list, but there they are. Both Orkin and Terminex play this game with PR/news releases as a way to hype the franchise pest control services they sell. The list are not really very scientific, but actually based of the number of service calls received in each city. This introduces reporting variables that have nothing to do with the level of BedBug infestations, but lets allow them to have their “fun” at the expensive of Municipal reputation all across the USA.
Here is the Top 50 Most Bed Bug Infested Cities List [per the newest Orkin press release.]
1. Chicago Il (moving up +1 spot to be the New #1, like Casey Kasum used to say)
2. Detroit MI (up +1)
3. Los Angeles Calif (up +2)
4. Denver Colo (holding steady at #4)
5. Cincinnati Ohio (down the list -4 places, but everyone else in Ohio is “catching-up” fast. )
6. Columbus, Ohio (still ranked #6, but workin’ hard to break that Top 5 goal.) […]
Georgia Regional Hospital in Atlanta accepts all patients…. BUT, when a Dr finds BedBug bites on a patient the ENTIRE unit must be pro-actively cleaned. Institutional facilities just can’t take chances. A wide area infestation by budbugs could be hugely expensive. Many organiztions sub-contract pest control to expensive outside companies. More and more hospitals, campus housing official, shelters, summer camps and others who house ever-changing populations [like hotels/motels] are seeing the value in “constant” alert/ treatment mode. EcoBugFree, the Bedbug Eliminator can make this easier. It is non-toxic. That means it is kid-safe and pet-friendly, while effective at KILLING BudBugs. Read more about bedbugs and how you can avoid them at www.FLfresh.com
Source: CBS Atlanta /WGCL-TV has a report about BedBugs in the hospital.
A unit of Georgia Regional Hospital in Atlanta has been treated for bed bugs as a precautionary measure. A spokeswoman for the GA Department of Behavioral Health and Development says that a patient reported bug bites to the staff on Wednesday. The physician who treated the patient decided the bites could be from bed bugs. The hospital had a pest control company treat the entire unit as a precaution. All patients were informed about the situation and removed from the area, then returned after treatment. About 40 patients, plus all staff were potenially effected. The hospital handled the situation according to its infection control policy.
Read more, learn how #BedBugs live, travel, spread and make “baby” BedBugs. Read www.FLfresh.com
I am Mr BedBug, [Chief SpokesBug for FLfresh.com and ] the Editor of BedBug News Reports.com. We created this website so that YOU can learn from the mistakes of others. BedBugs in Atlanta apartments are no joke, but we wanted to share this news story, specifically. There is SO much “wrong”, that it can be a mini- seminar…on what NOT to do.
I’ll start with the apartment complex management, then the tenant’s “errors” and finish with changes to the broadcast story, if I was the reporter. Ready to explore this news story about Bedbugs in an Atlanta apartment?… ok, here we go.
I’m Mr BedBug. It is my job to talk to facility managers of all types. As Chief SpokesBug for FLfresh.com, I speak to reporters, at conventions and to small business groups. Bedbugs are in Atlanta Apartments, single family homes, movie theaters, on the MARTA trains, in DR offices…BedBugs are hitch-hikers. They can be anywhere humans gather….because you are “tasty-treats” for BedBugs.
The one message I try to constantly send is: Don’t ignore the problem of BedBugs in Atlanta. Pointing fingers and “blaming” this person or that one, doesn’t solve the problem of BEDBUGS in the property. Early detection is key, then effective BedBug infestation treatment is important. Yes Yes, YES !!! I get it. The tenants brought the BedBugs into the apartment, but the problem is: placing “blame” doesn’t fix the problem. The woman in this report may/ move out. As a property manager, you’ve added more problems to what should have been […]