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 baby BedBugs] will starve much sooner.

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