Bed bugs can also be found in chairs and couches and underneath lax wallpaper, among other places.
If we live in Ohio and you’re now struggling with a bed bug issue, you’re not alone.
Exterminators contend a state is experiencing an “epidemic” of a parasite, generally in northeastern cities.
Dale Pluck, an exterminator and owners of Dale’s Pest Control, told Cleveland 19 News he’s beheld a arise in cases involving the blood-suckers in Lorain, Sandusky and West Cleveland.
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“They’re everywhere,” he said. “Stores have them. Doctors offices have them. You can roughly collect them adult anywhere.”
Wayne Minor, who works for Dale’s Pest Control as an exterminator, told a news hire bed bugs are also a problem in schools.
“A lot of kids [are] bringing home bed bugs in their backpacks,” he said.
Columbus, a Cleveland-Akron-Canton metro area and Dayton are some of a misfortune cities for bed bugs, according to harassment control company Orkin in a 2018 “Top 50 Bed Bug Cities” list.
Bed bugs can infrequently be confused with runner beetles and other insects, according to a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
To brand a bed bug infestation — even a teenager one — homeowners should demeanour for “reddish” stains on mattresses and sheets, little dim spots that are expected excrement and a “pale yellow skins” that smaller bed bugs strew when they grow, a group says.
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Bed bugs can also censor in chairs, couches and underneath lax wallpaper, experts say.
These insects feed on humans, mostly ensuing in red bites that itch. The bites mostly are “flat, red welts in crooked lines or tiny clusters,” according to Terminix. Bed bugs don’t widespread diseases to humans, though they can means allergic reactions, according to a Center for Disease Control and Prevention.