Did you know that San Antonio was listed with a number of infestations in a recent San Antonio Bed Bug Report? Some of the infestations were reported in some of San Antonio’s nicest hotels. So, why does Texas have a problem with bed bugs?
I wouldn’t try to get rid of an infestation on my own. I would call a pest control operator. A good pest control operator will spend a fair amount of time inspecting the place for evidence of bed bugs, and will educate the person on what makes it clear that it’s a bed bug infestation. Kate Wong, “Bed Bug Confidential: An Expert Explains How to Defend against the Dreaded Pests,” Scientific American, January 23, 2012
When You Travel, Bed Bugs May Travel Home with You
To be fair, there has been a big increase in cases of bed bugs throughout the country. Incidents of bed bug infestations throughout the United States increased by more than 33% from 2010 to 2012. But in Texas, which has become a popular destination for people relocating from other parts of the country and internationally, the bed bug population could be directly related to the population influx.
According to the CBS affiliate for Dallas Fort Worth, bed bugs started “hitching a ride to the U.S.” on international flights eight or nine years ago. Before then, many people thought “Don’t let the bed bugs bite” was just a cute thing to tell children at bed time. The stories started surfacing of bed bug infestations in urban areas first, primarily New York City and Los Angeles – where international relocation is the highest. Then, they migrated (so to speak) to suburban areas that are popular for international relocation, such as suburbs of Houston and Dallas. That explains the spike in bed bugs – but does it explain why people have a hard time getting rid of them?
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