Why are bed bugs coming back?


The issue with bed bugs is continuing to worsen across the United States. Over the past few years, the problem has been growing and now it is at an all time high. Many people wonder what is causing the increase in this type of pest problem. Two different factors are contributing to this problem and it's going to be difficult to control. The best that we can hope to do is to come up with better ways to combat the pests.

Ease of Travel

Everyone seems to be traveling much more today than we did just twenty years ago. We’re even traveling more than we were a decade ago. Transportation is faster and more convenient whether on vacations or going on business trips. We travel across the country and internationally. Along the way, however, we might be picking up some nasty little hitchhikers.

Bed bugs get from place to place by traveling on humans. If you are in a hotel in London and it has bed bugs, there is a good chance they may follow you home too. Some of them might disembark from your clothes, bags or suitcase. They are sort of like miniature vampire hobos riding the rails of humans. They travel where we travel.

Of course, that is not the only reason that they are spreading.

Resistance to Pesticides

The bugs of today are stronger and more resilient than those of the past were. They are adapting and overcoming the current pesticides that we are using to fight them. It is very important to choose the right product based on your specific needs (be sure the product is always EPA registered)

What 10 Cities are the Top Bed Bug Havens?

Now that you know so of the reasons why these bugs are so troublesome and why they are spreading faster and easier than before, it’s time to start looking at some of the cities that are crawling with these little beasties.

1. Chicago
2. Detroit
3. Los Angeles
4. Denver
5. Cincinnati
6. Columbus
7. Washington D.C.
8. Cleveland
9. Dallas
10. New York

Currently, the city with the most instances of bed bugs is Chicago. The city happens to have one of the busiest airports in the world as well. It’s probably no coincidence that this is where so many infestations are happening. When you look at the other cities on this list, you will find that most of them, such as Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Dallas, and New York are centers for transportation as well. The bed bugs will often come into these areas and then spread.

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