Lately, the number of bed bug infestation across the United States has been increasing. In fact, infestation all around the globe has been rising. As a result, many become anxious about being the pests’ next victim. In a recent article by Time Magazine, they have listed some of the updated numbers of “most infected bed bug cities”.
Here’s the full list of cities ranked from most to least cases of bed bugs:
- Columbus, Ohio
- Los Angeles
- Cleveland – Akron – Canton, Ohio
- Dallas – Ft. Worth
- Richmond – Petersburg, Va.
- Dayton, Ohio
- Seattle – Tacoma
- Washington, District of Columbia – Hagerstown, Md.
- San Francisco – Oakland – San Jose
- Raleigh – Durham – Fayetteville, N.C.
- New York
- Charleston – Huntington, W.Va.
- Grand Rapids – Kalamazoo – Battle Creek, Mich.
- Omaha, Neb.
- Louisville, Ky.
- Nashville, Tenn.
- Lexington, Ky.
- Buffalo, N.Y.
- Sacramento – Stockton – Modesto, Calif.
- Syracuse, N.Y.
- Boston – Manchester
- Charlotte, N.C.
- Phoenix – Prescott
- Miami – Ft. Lauderdale
- Knoxville, Tenn.
- Cedar Rapids – Waterloo – Dubuque, Iowa
- Minneapolis – St. Paul
- Hartford – New Haven, Conn.
- Champaign – Springfield – Decatur, Ill.
- San Diego
- Lincoln – Hastings – Kearney, Neb.
- Kansas City, Mo.
- Albany – Schenectady – Troy, N.Y.
- Colorado Springs – Pueblo, Colo.
- Myrtle Beach – Florence, S.C.
- St. Louis
- Greenville – Spartanburg, S.C. – Asheville, N.C.
- Bowling Green, Ky.
- Ft. Wayne, Ind.
- Toledo, Ohio
This statistical bed bug data was reported by Time.com
Here is a look at the United States of reported outbreaks. These are just the ones reported, not the all of them. So you can see there is a large outbreak happening and you are not the only one feeling the bites. Don’t feel ashamed you have a bed bug problem. Many times you will find they come from a neighbor, book bag, or a sofa that was sitting outside in your neighborhood.
Of course hotels have received a bad wrap about bed bugs. But what this should tell you is you will need something to not only kill them, but most importantly prevent bed bugs from coming back.
So What About The Symptoms Of Bed Bugs?
However, can bed bugs really make someone anxious?
Well, according to Evan Reider, MD, of Langone Medical Center, they indeed can. And who wouldn’t be anxious thinking that some pests can be staying in your bed? And worse, they can also suck your blood when you are sleeping. With them proving wrong that you are safe from anything in your own room, it’s quite easy to seem bed bugs as causes of anxiety.
Actually, the pests can make someone more than just anxious. They can also cause mood disorders. Although there has been just a few cases of it today, the point is, they can really bring more than just anxiety.
Mainly, it is because bed bugs have more personal negative effects to humans that they can cause anxiety, depression and mood disorders. The fact that can stay in your home unknown to you somehow decreases the protection that a home or room promises. More than that, they feed on human blood and the thought that they could be sharing a bed with you is just mind-bugging.
Read more about Bed Bugs and Its Emotional Effects
The media frenzy surrounding reports of bedbug infestations in New York may increase acute anxiety and mood disorders.
Although the numbers of cases are few, just 10 in the study reported here Evan Rieder, MD, of Langone Medical Center, and colleagues are urging colleagues to be aware of the risk associated with the current bedbug outbreak. Rieder speculated that bedbugs create a unique problem compared with other pests such as cockroaches and mice because their effects are felt a bit more personally, as the latter don’t have such a close, physical effect on humans.
Bedbugs are also much harder to detect and exterminate, which could reduce a patient’s ability to feel confident about being secure in their space, Rieder said. Similarly, he said, the bed is associated with comfort and protection, and not knowing whether the pests are there can undermine that.
Read more about Bed Bugs and The Anxiety and Mood Disorders They Can Bring at: MedPageToday.com
What You Can Do Tonight If You Have Bed Bugs?
With bed bug infestation come many structural and financial problems. In addition to that, they can also cause paranoia and even mood disorders. Surely, it is hard to fix the anxiety and depression the pests’ infestation can bring. Time is needed to treat them. However, the structural and financial ill effects of it, you can easily solve. There are bed bug killers that you can purchase and easily apply to the area infested.
As it will be long before the emotional baggage of the infestation is off, at least, with bed bug killers, you can minimize the ill effects of the pests.
Doing Your Own Inspection Tonight
One thing we did was to put our knowledge and resources to help bed bug sufferers like you. I personally put a help center, called the Bed Bug Bully Help Center to help you get rid of your bed bug infestation. Not only that, we also are (for a limited time) sending complimentary samples of Bed Bug Bully to help prevent future outbreaks.
Be sure to read thru the procedures we have developed, while working with pest professionals. The biggest factor to understand, with all these new outbreaks. You will need to make sure to have something to not only get rid of the infestation, but also a solution that will prevent the bed bugs from coming back. Be sure to read how we found a way to prevent bed bugs from coming back.