Stories tagged with: Bed Bugs

June 26, 2013 - 10:50am
1 year 7 weeks ago

Going on vacation should be an enjoyable time for most people.

But, there could be a problem lurking under mattresses and other furniture in hotel rooms. The Muskingum County Health Department said there's been a rise in bedbug complaints mostly due to increased travel and regulation of pesticides that controlled the pests in the past. To make sure you don't bring home an unwanted souvenir from your trip there are some things you can do.

"Isolate your belongings, your...

August 8, 2012 - 6:08pm
2 years 1 week ago

The Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department has noticed an increase in calls from businesses and residents regarding bed bugs.

The insects are spread by attaching themselves to clothing and personal items like luggage or purses.

Public Health Sanitarian Matt Hemmer said that bed bugs continue to be a problem for not only the community, but the nation as well.

"The best method of taking care of an infestation, if you have one, would be to contact a licensed...

February 23, 2010 - 4:08pm
4 years 25 weeks ago

They're small but are still visible to the eye. They can leave you with an itchy red bump that almost looks like a mosquito bite, and they could be crawling around your mattress.

They're bed bugs that are growing in numbers and showing up in all 50 states.

"I work for the Ohio Department of Health, and we get about a call a week. That's what we got in 2009. Now, I'm getting about a call a day, " says Public Health Entomologist, Mary Daniels.

That's not including...

November 16, 2009 - 6:56pm
4 years 39 weeks ago

There are more reports of bed bugs surfacing in Ohio, and hotel rooms seem to be their breeding grounds.

65 to 70 percent of hotel rooms have reported infestations at one time.

"Most likely it's because of our mobile society. People do a lot of traveling and they're picking those insects up either in another state or even in anouther country, bringing them back to Ohio, " says OSU Extension Program's Mark Mechling.

The bed bugs have also developed a resistance to...

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