September 1, 2010
The recent increases in bed bug cases have overwhelmed public health agencies. The dramatic increase has state inspectors taking action.
Summer is typically pest season, but bed bugs are keeping local exterminators busy.
The Sedgwick County Extension Office blames the increase on several different factors.
The Kansas Agriculture Department used to inspect hotels for bed bugs every year. That stopped last year due to a lack of money. Now inspectors are answering complaints again, responding to calls from the public about bed bug infestations.
Exterminators say it could cost hundreds of dollars to get the bed bugs out of your home. Changing your travel habits could keep bed bugs from spreading.