Bed bug infestations on rise

By Kenesha Beheler
August 24, 2010 11:55 am EDT

MOUNT VERNON — The old bedtime adage, “Good night, sleep tight, don’t let the bed bugs bite,” has more truth than some may suspect. The bed bugs are known for their habits of living in seams and folds of mattresses, and crevices of bed framework, but they are not confined to these locations.

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7 Responses to “Are you concerned with bedbugs? Why or why not?”

  1. miriam st. jean

    oh, good grief

    I didn’t even know what a bedbug looked like, or really was, until the news posed this question.

    No, I’m not worried

  2. John Q. Public

    Yes, I am concerned with bedbugs. However, I am more concerned with the tax-bugs in my wallet. Both are pests, and bleed us dry of our blood and sleep. So…I will wash my bedclothes and launder my money.

  3. Concerned Citizen

    Yes and it is a shame that our local motels/hotels are not being kept clean. If you stay on top of things they do not get out of control. Need the health department to inspect these places more carefully and to hand out sitations when needed and not warn them.

  4. Alicia

    Well yes! Things like that need to be kept under control,,,,if you have them stay at home until you get rid of them instead of causing an epidemic!

  5. bob

    is that the best topic that you can come up with what do you think about al-not to sharp- sharptons speech yesterday

  6. red dragon hawk

    i have my bed legs in coffee cans full of kerosene….jk….but that was an old deterant….but we do vacuum frequently and everthing gets washed just as frequently…..and have to very carefull about smokeing in bed