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BedBugs in Cedar Rapids Waterloo

Top 50 Most BedBug Infested Cities in the USA

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.) […]

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Dear Mr BedBug. I live in Cedar Rapids Iowa where BedBugs are awful. My landlord won’t do anything. Can you help? Signed, My LandLord is a Jerk

Dear Victim of a Jerk Landlord,

I’ve got good news and I’ve got bad news. Which do you want FIRST?

[ for those of you “tuning in” for the first time, I’m MrBedBug, Chief SpokesBug for FLfresh.com and EcoBugFREE, the BedBug Eliminator. I am a TV star on MrBedBug-TV and answer YOUR questions too: send them to: MrBedBug@FLfresh.com.]

Lets take your question apart and deal with one issue at a time.
First, your landlord may or may NOT be “a jerk”. Not all landlords are jerks. Some are inconsiderate or uncaring, or greedy, or petty and the ever popular “never available”. Only you can determine if your landlord is really a jerk.

Second, most landlords [even the most considerate landlords, yes, they really exist] are really “afraid” of BedBugs. My community creates lots and lots of issues for landlords, hotel/motel operators, movie theaters, taxis and bus companies, airlines and any other place where you tasty humans congregate. You see, we BedBugs love to snack on human blood. It’s our only real food source, so we want to snuggle-up and stay close to any humans we can find. We BedBugs are “hitch-hikers”. We cling to any fabric that smells like a human, so that we can travel from place to place, looking for a new place to establish our home too.
This is important to know, because we are entomologically different than ants, roaches and other household pest. Those guys can be easily killed, or a “barrier spray” will prevent them from re-entering a kitchen or bathroom. BedBugs are immune to most “insect sprays” sold over the counter […]