Top 50 Most BedBug Infested Cities

Idaho has Bedbugs. … and a plan to deal with it, spelled – Cooperation –

The BedbugNewsReports features lots of internet stupidity and I talk about the many many city/county agencies that are really doing ineffective things in “the Bedbug Wars”. Today is a great day in Twin Falls, Idaho, so we want to feature a positive news report, about a thoughtful effort being tried.

Hello my tasty-human friends. I’m Mr BedBug. While you are sleeping, your hot breath makes my antenna “tingle”. You are an irresistable all-I-can-eat buffet opportunity, for me [and my offspring] I’m the Chief Editor /SpokesBug for the BedBug News Reports.com. I am a TV star on MrBedBug-TV at YouTube and follow me on the Twitty-Toy – @MrBedBug.

KMVT/ KSVT TV-11 broadcast a news report that caught our eye. The Idaho Housing and Finance Association [in Twin Falls ] held a meeting for landlords. The topic of discussion was: the reality of BedBugs in Idaho , specifically in Twin Falls.

I like Program Admin Toni Shinn a whole bunch. She says in the KMVT TV-11 story that if you are human and have blood, Bedbugs will bite you. That’s as simple as it gets. [and why I always say: “Hello, My tasty-human friends” or refer to you as “Bedbug buffet opportunities”.

The solution to a specific Bedbug infestation is cooperation, between landlord and tenant. Cities on the Top 50 Most Bedbug infested Cities List should take note. Cooperation across an entire metro area, with landlord associations, metro bus systems, the movie theaters, public housing agencies and the local school districts could substantially reduce the BedBug infestation risk…… but they won’t […]

The first Bedbug scandal of 2016 is in New York City

There is nothing like starting a freshly minted new year with a BedBug scandal. I have to laugh, because “BedBug scandals” are what the press does. Is any of this really news? Really? New York City is on the Top 50 Most BedBug Infested cities in the USA, yet here we are: discussing this “news” report

Happy New Year and -Hello-, my tasty-human friends. I’m MrBedBug, Chief Editor /SpokesBug for the BedBug News Reports.com. I am a TV star on MrBedBug-TV on YouTube and follow me on the Twitty-Toy – @MrBedBug.

One of the things we do around here, at the BedbugNewsReports.com is provide real practical info about Bedbugs. There are SO MANY myths and often repeated folklore/stupidity [about Bedbugs ] on the internet, that we try to offer some perspective. It’s OK to laugh about Bedbugs here. [Bedbugs aren’t funny] but the press coverage and uninformed reactions can be a source of chuckles]
Lets take this newest “scandal”apart and see what we’ve got to “play with”.

1st ….. tourist couple arrives in NewYork City, checking into a hotel room with out inspecting [first thing] for Bedbugs. Sure we agree that all hotels should do this, but come on people- protect yourself.

2nd .. The REASON that The BigApple is on the list of the Top 100 Most BedBug Infested Cities is: Tourist from all over the world bring them to……. Hotels in NYC. Homer Simpson says -“Do’h”

Next, Lets assume that the phone-camera video is legit. [It’s kinda hard to fake this for a […]

Here’s what you need to know about Bedbugs for Christmas 2015.

The holiday season is distracting. We are all focused on family friends, “the kids”, presents and the traveling, [plus the StarWars movie?]. It’s easy to forget some basic travel rules and safety items. I’m here to remind you to watch for Bedbugs.

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 BedBug infestation of America is in full swing, and the holiday travels increase your chance of being effected by BedBugs in TWO ways. BedBugs are hitch-hikers. They cling to any fabric that smells like a tasty-human buffet opportunity. As YOU travel, it’s likely you could be in proximity to Bedbugs in airplane seats, taxis and bus/train seats, plus theaters seats [for StarWars or the church holiday performance] and of course the hotel room. The flip side is: family members who travel to visit you have all the same touch-points, they then bring BedBugs into your home. Bedbugs love suitcases, heavy winter coats, pant leg cuffs, ladies purses and fluffy hats. While it’s true that BedBugs are world-travelers, you might want to know about the Top 50 Most BedBug Infested Cities in America too.

Before you get scared and decide to “stay home”, remember that BedBugs in the workplace is a growing problem too, so GO – Visit- have fun, just be aware of your exposure to BedBugs in every environment.

Here are some quick pointers, but first , Lets start with “What do BedBugs look like?”. You can read more in-depth elsewhere on BedBugNewsReports.com

HOTEL ROOMS- Hotels […]

The only city with NO BedBugs, is Nashville

We talk a lot about where to FIND Bedbugs and often showcase the TOP 50 Most BedBug Infested Cities, but I know where there will be NO BedBugs, at least this week…. in Nashville Tennessee.

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 hotels in Nashville Tennessee will be the cleanest places in the world, this week. The PestWorld / 2015 convention comes to town. With all the creepy-crawly experts, entomologist, and “bug-sprayers” in the city for a “How-To” get together you KNOW the place will be SUPER clean. LOL

I, the famous Mr BedBug sent a tweet to all my “peeps”. Get on the next bus, taxi, rental car or pedestrian out-of-town. I’m pretty sure Mr Cock-roach, Captain Ant, Mrs Millipede and the leader of the spooky-spider brigade did the same thing. HaHaha

PestWorld is the “big show” convention for everything “buggie”. All the manufacturers, chemical companies, service bureaus and industry reps all gather to learn and share the latest news and “best practices” for managing pest.

Don’t worry about ME. I go undercover as a human, to do opposition research. General George S Patton famously said: “Rommel, you bastard ! I read your book.” I like to think that is a great strategy, since I’m the resistance leader in the BedBug Wars.

If you are a retail consumer worried about BedBugs, the PestWorld event is where the big franchise service companies train and conspire to sell […]

BedBugs like to shop at the flea market too.

We all like a bargain… or to think we got a great deal on the things we purchase. Flea markets, estate sales, garage-sales, used furniture stores and other “trash-to-treasure” opportunities CAN be a great way to find something you need [or always wanted, like the MONKEES lunchbox I always wanted as a kid].

The problem is: Unless you are careful, you could get “more for your money” than you expected.

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

Every time I post, I get some comments along the line of [“you are trying to create a panic”] It’s just not true. Have you seen the list of America’s Top 50 Most BedBug Infested Cities? Read the list HERE. I’m not the only one to warn of this. The article we see at the Bedbug NewsReports.com are usually “scandalous”, trying to grag a headline, instead of really reporting “news”. “awareness” articles do pop-up from time to time, about Bedbugs in flea markets.

BedBugs are hitch-hikers. They cling to anything [mostly fabric or dark places] that smells like a tasty-human. [that’s why I always start these post, with the phrase I use]. BedBugs get into your life because you’ve bumped into them at the movie theater, the DR office, on a bus, in the workplace, or had other contact. If you believe that BedBugs only live in low-rent motels, on the wrong side of town, you are sadly […]

BedBugs aren’t the ONLY worry in your hotel room

It is SO easy for the press to write scandalous articles about BedBugs in a hotel room [or a AirBnB], but every once in a while a reporter goes the extra mile. There is always ONE reporter who will go above and beyond expectation to give travelers the “willies” or the “HeBee-JeBees”. LOL

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

Today’s nominee for the “Above/Beyond” award is Becky Pemberton of the UK Daily Mail. [these are same people who bring you the up-skirt pics of Princess Kate and reports of alien’s among us] Becky has discovered [and felt compelled to share with us] the SHOCKING NEWS, that hotel rooms might not be perfect. I don’t know about you, but I’m really surprised by the lack of “pride in their work”, from $8/hour labor staff. Here is a link to the full story about dirty rooms and Bedbugs in hotels by the UK Daily Mail

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-3234179/Why-open-luggage-bathroom-floor-paper-peephole-door-hotel-secrets-guest-know.html

Lets review the “sins”, as reported……..

1) Your hotel room might have Bedbugs. It is so bad, there is a well-known list of the Top 50 Most BedBug Infested Cities. I must admit, the advice about opening your suitcase on the tile floor, not in the closet or bag-stand IS good advice. [You’ve read that advice here, since the 3rd post ever, @ BedBugNewsReports.com !!! ]

2) Pervs might look IN your door-peephole. ESPN Reporter Erin Andrews is the “poster-girl [no pun intended] for this situation, but again, […]

BedBugs invade the UN Building in NYC…..again.

Bedbugs are BACK, for revenge at the UN building in NYC. They are hard to kill, like the Afgan rebels of the Russian invasion or the current ISIL terrorist in the middle east. I often say: ”BedBugs are the world’s greatest -hide&seek- game players” , but there is something for all humans to learn here.

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

Bedbugs are hitch-hikers. They cling to any fabric that smells like a tasty-human buffet-opportunity, so NO human is immune or un-available as a target. Rich or poor, the homeless or mansions-matrons, BedBugs are a possibility, because you have contact with public places.

BedBugs are creatures of habit, and they are happy to wait for the next passing buffet-opportunity. [That’s what we BedBugs call humans.] Bedbugs can be found in the movie theatre or the playhouse. We like Dr offices and DMV waiting rooms. The busses and trains are an opportunity to brush-up against someone else with BedBugs in the jacket-pocket or on a shirt-collar. We like riding the streets on NYC in the seat of a cab…..and UBER /Lyft are just a “cheaper” way to be exposed. [If you think driving yourself everywhere solves this problem, what about the valet, who hops in and out of your car?] We also like high-ticket charity events in swankie-homes, especially when coat-check is an option.

To rip-off a TV commercial: Bedbugs… there not just for cheap motels anymore.

Here’s the latest […]

Real advice: How to get rid of Bedbugs [Part 32]

We get a LOT of e-mail questions about BedBugs at BedBug News Reports.com. They usually start with: “What the hell can I do to get rid of these #%* BedBugs?”

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

Our goal around here is to educate, so lets take today’s letter and see what we can learn. Like Kasey Kasem used to say, “This long-distance dedication comes to us from Connie in Columbus, Ohio”.

She writes:
Dear Mr BedBug,
“What can I do to get rid of these #%* BedBugs?”
I’ve paid pest control companies to come out (twice) and a heat treatment guy made big promises too. They all had me sign paperwork that I understand there are “no guarantees”, but the only thing guaranteed is that the BedBugs are back in my house.
My kid has BedBug bites down his leg, so he looks like he has the measles. I’m pregnant and worried about being around the toxic chemicals I just read about on your blog-thing.
What do I do?
Signed, Concerned in Columbus, Ohio.

Dear Concerned (Connie)
I’m [the famous] Mr BedBug, and I’m here to help. I’ve selected your letter to post as a teaching-example [ FYI- I’ve also sent Teresa a personal e-mail, to discuss her specifics further].

You are not alone. Every major city in OHIO is on the Top 50 Most BedBug Infested Cities list, and OHIO is the #1 State. Congratulations?

Lets take your letter apart, one item at a time.

First, Pest control […]

Family / Holiday visits bring BedBugs into your home

BedBugs are hitch-hikers… I say this all the time. Would you let family members visit YOUR home this holiday weekend, if you knew they had BedBugs in THEIR home?

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

I get lots of e-mail questions [to MrBedBug@FLfresh.com ] The one I see most often around every holiday is:

“Dear MrBedBug, The entire family is visiting for the [insert holiday here] weekend. I have just been to by [insert gossip’s name here] that [another relative] has BedBugs in their [apartment/home/condo/ homeless shelter or college dorm].
Can I ask them not to come into my home?”
signed, BedBug-Phobic

My response is always: HELL, YES. It’s YOUR home, “exclude” away, but do it in a polite way.

The reality is: BedBugs can be anywhere and are non-descrimanitory. “We” will feed on any human, rich/poor, city slickers or county-bumpkins, white/black/hispanic/asian/ ancient Greek and Cave-men too. We think you are all SO tasty.

BedBugs spread infestations by following one tasty-human to places where more all-you-can-eat-buffet opportunities hang around. [That’s how BedBugs think of you tasty-humans… a buffet opportunity]. Bedbugs are found in any public place, where people gather. Movie theaters, DR offices, in the common areas in condo complexes, sports gyms, the kids school and taxi/bus/ airplane and train seats too.

I am sure it won’t matter to your family that you got advice from me [the famous MrBedBug]. Other family […]

Can’t we all just get along?…. with BedBugs in Chicago area elementary school

We teach our children to work and play together, but I’m not sure learning to co-exist with BedBugs in Chicago -land is such a great idea, especially since Chicago is one of the Top 50 Most BedBug Infested Cities in the USA.

Hello my tasty-human friends. I’m General BedBug, Commanding Officer of the BedBug Resistance Army and “battle consultant” to FLfresh.com and , EcoBugFREE, the BedBug Eliminator. You can follow my “war-room” briefings to see how the battles move from city to city. I am @GeneralBedbug on the Twitty-Toy and I do postings like this one on MrBedBug’s YouTube Account @ MrBedbug TV.

I see a LOT of silliness on the internet, but a kid’s play about Bedbugs? OK, Am I the only one that thinks it’s a little odd?

The drama club at Kerkstra Elementary in Oak Forest Il [that’s metro Chicago for everyone else] did a performance of a play called “Bed Bugs !”.

Since I am [the famous] General BedBug, I thought I was pretty well informed about the state of the “war” my entomologically-challenged “community” is fighting…. but a kid’s play?

I’ll skip my first question, [which was: they have “drama clubs” in 5th grade?] and jump right to the second. Is it really a good idea to teach children to co-exist with BedBugs? I realize the social-stigma attached to BedBugs in Chicago homes and apartments in usually unfair.

[BedBug DO NOT spread disease, like ticks, mosquitos and nasty cockroaches], but I think teaching kids [and parents] the real […]