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BedBugs in Cleveland

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 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

The BedbugNewsReports.com 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 BedBugNewsReports.com, 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 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, […]

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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%
plus
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 […]

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 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

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. http://www.newsnet5.com/news/local-news/cleveland-metro/cleveland-police-to-carry-spray-to-kill-bed-bugs

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 […]