Soon the weather will warm up and we will start to plan activities out of the house. This is also the time of the year in which Bed Bug infestations start to be more common. This is two fold, one being that they are more active in warmer months and the second reason is that with increased traveling they have more opportunities to migrate.
Experts agree that the population of bed bugs in such cities as New York will level off in 2012, but will most likely increase in cities that have not seen as many problems. This is because of the education and prevention steps that have been taken in the hardest hit cities.
Money is tight with the economy, equally difficult is that fact that individuals with fixed and lower incomes will have even more issue with an infestation. The costs for bed bug exterminators can run in the thousands of dollar, not an option for someone with limited money left over at the end of the month.
Also, landlords that have spent money on exterminators may be running out of money to do so with years of treatment costs adding up.
Gangloff-Kaufmann said many landlords who spent $80,000 or more in the bed bug battle between 2009 and 2010 are now out of money, though the bed bug threat remains.
The largest challenge faced in the war against bedbugs is to find a treatment method that not only works, but is affordable. Education and prevention are being seen as somewhat successful, but finding a treatment to rid us of these pest will be the smoking gun in getting rid of bed bugs once and for all.
2012 bring it on…
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