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Ohio Becomes a Bedbug Infestation Hot Spot

Ohio Becomes a Bedbug Infestation Hot Spot
Ohio Becomes a Bedbug Infestation Hot Spot

Ohio has earned the dubious reputation of becoming a hot spot for bloodsucking bed bugs. That’s not the type of reputation any state wants as it negatively impacts business owners, residents, and travelers.

Ohio is on the Hot Seat

The word “epidemic” is being used frequently to describe the current situation in Ohio. While bed bug infestations occur around the United States, some of the northeastern cities in Ohio have taken on epic proportions of these wily and secretive pests.

Dayton, Columbus, Canton, and Akron are a few of the hardest hit cities and nowhere is immune. Bed bugs have been spotted in schools, doctor offices, and retail stores, just to name a few.

Bed bugs are adept at moving from location to location. Signs of bed bugs, besides the itchy bites, include the yellow skins these pests have shed, and dark stains on sheets, comforters, and mattresses. They hide in dark secure places such as between couch cushions, inside crevices along baseboards, stored boxes, backpacks, and even loose wallpaper.

If you want to avoid being known as the “hottest ticket in town” for bed bugs, get NJ pest control professionals involved. Their expert knowledge and bed bug savvy techniques can ensure a bed-bug-free environment. For an inspection and plan of action, contact Stern Environmental to schedule one of our NJ pest control technicians to give your home the once-over for finding potential pesky problems.

One Traveler’s Nightmare: Bed Bugs and an Allergic Reaction to the Bites

Bites on an arm.
Allergic Reaction To Bed Bugs

Even the most well planned vacation can turn into a nightmare when faced with bed bugs in your hotel. This recently happened when a couple on vacation staying in a popular chain hotel woke up the next morning with multiple bites on their legs and their son’s leg and toe.

Unfortunately, bed bugs are a growing concern because they are easily transported from one location to another where the bugs will set up camp and become an ongoing itchy problem. In some cases, their bite can also lead to severe allergic reactions resulting in hospitalization as was the case with the vacationing couple.

Whether from a hotel, bed and breakfast, workplace, classroom, church pew, restaurant seating, or public transportation, bed bugs can be brought into the home via clothing, backpacks, or luggage.

When your home or place of business is invaded, it requires the services of a professional company with the tools, knowledge, and expertise to thoroughly rid the area of the biting bugs.

With specialized services and monitors available with Stern Environmental Group, our experienced technicians can assess the infestation and recommend a plan of action that can include elimination of the infestation and long-term monitoring.

A bed bug infestation makes life miserable. If you have a problem with bed bugs, let us help you. Contact us at Stern Environmental Group for the latest technology to rid these bloodsuckers from your home or business.