BedBugs in Cincinnati

BedBugs here? Bedbugs there? Columbus is a “Top 50 Most BedBug Infested City”

BedBugs are a huge problem all across Ohio, and Columbus is leading the way. If you wonder “why” and “how” BedBugs could get into YOUR home….. here’s a tip. They take the COTA Bus !!!!

Hello my “Tasty-Human Friends”. I’m MrBedBug, Chief SpokesBug for and EcoBugFREE, the BedBug Eliminator. I am a TV star on MrBedBug-TV on YouTube and Editor of the BedBug News

The web pages are here to help you learn from the mistake of others…and there are LOTS of “mistake” to learn from here, in this WSYX / ABC 6 TV news report. You see BedBugs are hitch-hikers. They will cling to any fabric that smells like a tasty-human all-you-can-eat-buffet. COTA busses just help “my” Bedbug family move around the city…and we aren’t buying a bus-pass either. All of Ohio is on the “Top 50 Most Bedbug Infested Cities” list for 2015. Because BedBugs are so common in Columbus, [and Akron, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Canton, even Toledo joined the list this year], You should expect to find Bedbugs somewhere in your travels each day.

It’s easy for the TV reporters and newspaper writers to create “scandalous” headlines to create ratings, I KNOW, because I’m the star at
MrBedBugTV….on YouTube . Offering a solution to the problem of Bedbugs in Columbus is a bit more difficult [but I will try, below]. You see these news stories usually come in waves. As the chief editor of the, I see these stories from a national level. I was always curious, until I found out the […]

2014 Top 50 Most BedBug Infested Cities list.

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

I’m MrBedBug, Chief SpokesBug for and EcoBugFREE, the BedBug Eliminator. I am a TV star on MrBedBug-TV on YouTube and Editor of the BedBug News

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, […]

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BedBugs in Cleveland rock-n-roll the city.

BedBugs in Cleveland are “Big News”. The national franchise pest control company has named Cleveland to the “Top 10 Most BedBug Infested Cities” list again for 2013. In fact, Ohio as a whole is popular with BedBugs, because Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, Akron and Canton are ALL on the list. The report above from Michelle Decker NewsNet5/Cleveland

Cleveland ranks #8 on the list, between the other Ohio cities with BedBug problems. The real concern is that BugBugs in Cleveland are expanding at such a rapid rate, we are also on the “fastest growing” sub-list. That means we have more NEW infestations, faster than we can clean the OLD problems. That’s not good for the entire community.

The 2013 list of cities with the highest % increases in bed bug infestations include:

1. Sacramento, Calif. 54%
2. Milwaukee, Wis. 53%
3. Las Vegas, Nev. 50%
4. Columbus, Ohio 47%
5. Baltimore, Md. 46%
8. Cleveland, Ohio 36%

BedBugs are hitch-hikers. They are usually transported from one location to another as people travel, clinging to clothing, luggage, laptop and book bags and other carry-bags or folded clothing and new/used furniture. BedBugs cling to any fabric that smells like humans. The more Bedbug infestation colonies in a city or region, the more likely they are to travel to other new parts of Cleveland…and into YOUR life. If one child carries BedBugs to school, the whole classroom is exposed. If one “parent” goes to work, bringing BedBugs from home, the entire workplace can be infested. BedBugs are in Cleveland movie theaters, Dr Offices, retail […]

Bedbugs in Columbus keeps Hamilton County on the Top 10 list

The “Decade of the BedBug” is in full blown panic-mode here in Columbus. The national pest control companies release a PR-flood of announcement and the media picks up the story. Columbus has a city-wide BedBug infestation….so your neighbor’s homes, the kid’s schools, the movie theater and the Dr offices are all infested with BedBugs, just waiting to follow you home.

While the press reports are a little over-done, the facts are: Ohio has more BedBugs than any other State. Cincinnati tops the list, but it is no great achievement to be ranked #5. The Top 100 Most BedBug infested Cities list is really just a talking point for the local news and a sales tool for the pest control companies. Here is the Columbus Dispatch report about the BedBugs in Columbus and Franklin County.

How do we know the BedBug problem in Columbus/Franklin County is “bad”? When the editors at New York Magazine are proud to report that 6 cities are ranked worse than NYC, those places have a BedBug problem. Here’s the article.

What really matters is: Do you have BedBugs in YOUR home. If each of us would be responsible for our own little corner of Columbus, we would drop from the Top 10 Most Bedbug Infested Cities in a heart-beat. Other cities have done it. You can keep BedBugs out of your life. Read how BedBugs live, hide, breed and travel around Columbus. All the information you need is posted [for FREE] on The major pest control companies DO NOT want you to know about prevention and BedBug […]

Cincinnati is #1, the Most BedBug Infested City in the USA

It’s the battle of the BedBug press releases…. and the only winners are the companies that sell pest control. Fear is a great motivator, so having Cincinnati pop up as the “#1 Most BedBug Infested City” is going to make everyone in Hamilton County start itching. Aren’t you glad you read the USA Today newspaper?

The newest press release is from Terminix, but the helpful folks over at Orkin grab headlines with their version of this panic-inducing report once a year too. Make no mistake, BedBugs in Cincinnati are a problem, and most of Ohio seems to have the same problem. What the major advertisers don’t want you to know is: You can clean-up a BedBug infestation yourself. It is NOT a fun, D-I-Y project, but the work performed to kill BedBugs can be done, without “technical training”. While it is true that only Ohio state licensed pest control contractors can apply the harsh chemical THEY recommend, why would you want those toxic substances in your home. has an extensive library of information about the life-cycle of BedBugs. Once you know how they live and where they hide, you will discover that you really can clean a BedBug infestation yourself. EcoBugFREE is a non-toxic, [kid safe and pet- friendly] solution to a BedBug infestation. What you will learn is: 90% of the work needed to kill BedBugs is area preparation and planning. Why hire an expensive national pest control service? They will ask you to do all this “prep” work anyway, or charge you extra to bring […]

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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BedBug Infestations in Ohio create Bad PR

Ohio is a LOSER winner in the “BedBug Wars”. Three cities achieved “fame” on the “Top 10 Most BedBug Infested Cities” list again for 2012. Every year the national franchise pest control companies release a PR Flood, ranking cities across the US. Columbus, Cincinnati and Dayton are listed as “Fastest growing” cities, while Cleveland, Akron and are in the “Top 100”.

In response, The Stark County Health Department and other regional agencies around Ohio are forming “Bedbug Task Forces”, to educate citizens and businesses. Stark County’s efforts combine the resources of the Canton, Massillon and Alliance city health departments into one BedBug army. Courtney Myers of the Stark County Health Department was quoted in local press reports saying she believes pooling resources will allow the coalition to better educate residents and communicate in the search for ways to slow the spread of Bedbugs in Canton, and across Ohio. “We do have a number of large cities here in Ohio that are close together,” Myers said. “We all drive from Canton. We drive to Columbus for the weekend. We drive to Cleveland, so we’re going to pass along the bed bugs.”

Meyers warned consumers to be especially careful when buying used furniture since bed bugs can live in furniture for up to a year and a half without a feeding. Residents should also keep their eyes open when staying at hotels and visiting unfamiliar homes.
[Editors Note] Entomology research labs have found BedBugs that can live up to 12-13 months in a controlled environment, but “in the wild”, adult BedBugs can really only survive about 3-5 months without a “blood-meal”. Nymphs [or […]

Cleveland [Ohio] Cops carry weapons to kill BedBugs…& that’s stupid.

The BedBug News Reports is here to help you learn how to avoid Bedbugs and kill an infestation in your home, apartment, condo, hospital, ALF or other living facility. Because we “experts”, who follow the media, we see lots of dumb [or incomplete] news reports about even dumber stuff that happens. Todays episode is a great example. I understand the local TV news business, and every item can’t be a 60 Minutes-style investigative news report, but shouldn’t your local station at least ask obvious questions?

Hello my tasty-human friends. I’m MrBedBug, Chief SpokesBug for and EcoBugFREE, the BedBug Eliminator. I am a TV star on MrBedBug-TV on YouTube and Editor of the BedBug News

The local TV station [NewsNet5 /WEWS TV ] has a report about BedBugs in Cleveland. Since the city is on the Top 50 Most Bedbug Infested Cities in America list, the police need “protection” too.

Here’s the news report that caught our eye.

The problem is: There is NO topical spray that kills Bedbugs in the way that is described here. Either the reporters/anchors at NewsNet5 / WEWS got it “wrong” in the report, or the Police Chief was “sold a bill of goods”.

Ohio is one of the few states that created a “Bedbug Task Force” to deal with the issue and make recommendations to local authorities. NO one is suggesting the solution is BedBug Cops ? [insert theme song from my new TV show idea HERE– “BED bugs, bed BUGs, whatch gonna do? whatch gonna do when they come for you”]

Bedbugs are hitch-hikers. [You know this […]

Cincinnati is #1 -most BedBug infected city [again].

Here we go again…. The ongoing problem of BedBugs in Cincinnati reward us with another #1 ranking as the most BedBug infected city. It’s not something the Mayor is proud of, we are sure. It’s a tough problem to combat, since BedBug infestations spread and multiply on each other. These little critters cling to any fabric that smells like humans, so if one home in a Cincinnati neighborhood, or an apartment complex has BedBugs, soon they will spread to schools, movie theaters, Dr offices, and then back into other homes, across town or in Milford, West Chester, Mariemont or Mason and out in Anderson Township.

@Mr BedBug [the Chief SpokesBUG for] sees lots and lots of news reports about BedBugs in Cincinnati and all the other places listed on the “Top 50 most BedBug infested cities”. Many local news reporters repeat myths or offer bad advice. This Fox19 TV report gets it right, and we commend them.

The key points to know about BedBugs in Cincinnati are:
>BedBugs can be anywhere humans gather.
>Early detection is important. it’s much easier to solve a “small problem”.
>BedBugs don’t care about “clean” or “dirty” homes, rich or poor and are equal opportunity “biters”. [That’s why Mr BedBugs says: Hello, my tasty human friends! ]

Read more, learn how #BedBugs live, travel, spread and make “baby” BedBugs. Read

BedBugs in Cincinnati !-so bad,it’s like a Johnny Carson joke !

The #BedBugs problem in Cincinnati is bad. How Bad is it?… It’s SO bad….it’s like a Johnny Carson joke.

The BedBug problem in Cincinnati has gotten so bad [and created so much press coverage] that Ohio State House Rep. Dale Mallory held a meeting of the newly created Joint BedBugs Task Force, this week. It was a full house, with office staff from Congressman Chabot and Congresswoman Schmidt’s offices, plus the Hamilton County Public Health Dept, the City of Cincinnati staff people and Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority officials too.

If Cincinnati is going to get off the “Top 50 Most BedBug Infested Cities list, [ we are currently #2], there needs to be a major coordinated effort. The solution is not one meeting or a new policy. It is great that the City of Cincinnati and Hamilton County will work together, but education is the key. The national pest control companies create these press announcements to generate publicity for the very expensive services they sell. That’s OK, but it doesn’t solve YOUR problem.

If you are reading this web page, you want info about how to clean YOUR personal BedBug infestation. You can find, Do-It-Yourself information on the website. We’ve put a lot of time, effort and resources into making available, all the information you need to remove BedBugs from your home in Cincinnati….and It’s all FREE, if you’ll take the time to read it. Once you understand how BedBugs live and where they hide, you’ll know how to clean your BedBug infestation. You really can Do-It-Yourself, without expensive pest control services. […]