Tuesday Newsday – Snug as a Bug in a Bed

September 7th, 2010

I’m so grossed out. “Don’t let the bed bugs bite” went from being a cute childhood taunt to an actual nightmare. They’re everywhere, hotels, quaint bed & breakfast, even movie theaters. Excuse me while I gag on my air popped corn with a smidge of I-do-believe-it’s-not-butter.

Overall, bedbug calls have increased by 81 percent since 2000, according to the National Pest Management Association, which conducted the 2010 Comprehensive Global Bed Bug Study with the University of Kentucky. According to a study released in August, 67 percent of nearly 1,000 pest management companies surveyed have treated bedbug infestations in everyplace from budget motels to five-star resorts.

Here’s a piece from WebMD with quick tips on how to look for these tiny critters and signs of their bites. And don’t forget to check on The Bed Bug Registry to see if a hotel you’re going to in the future has been reported.

As if you needed something else to worry about, bedbugs, those pests from the old bedtime rhyme are making a comeback. More of a nuisance than a health hazard, they’re showing up to suck blood from people in hotels, college dorms, and hospitals. Take an informative look at bedbugs: what they are, where they lurk, and how to spot them before they get you. Read more…

Have you ever seen a bed bug?

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2 Responses to “Tuesday Newsday – Snug as a Bug in a Bed”

  1. Kate says:

    With all the media coverage of bed bugs lately, I could barely sleep in our rented cottage in Maine. I blamed ever single skeeter bite on bed bugs. MAKE IT STOP.

  2. Glamamom says:

    Fortunately, I have NOT seen one but living in NYC I’m concerned it’s just a matter of time. Totally CREEPY.

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