"The fact that the bugs haven’t been in the news lately also has given people a false sense of security about the pests, Bowersox said, which can lead to more infestations.
"'As long as it is not being reported or they are not hearing about it, people think the problem has been eradicated. So then they walk down the sidewalk and there is a mattress laying there that somebody tossed. It looks pretty good to them. They pick it up. They bring it home. It’s full of bed bugs,' Bowersox said.
Rupert said Batzner, which is headquartered in New Berlin and serves most of southern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois, continues to get calls about bed bug infestations.
"'It seems like it is plateauing, but it is plateauing at a pretty high peak,' Rupert said. 'Don’t make the mistake of thinking they’re gone. Believe me, they’re not.'
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Since I moved in, I know of five other cases of bed bugs here. You can tell when you walk down the hall and they have the portable furnaces going.
Indeed, bed bugs are the reason why I live here now. I assume they've finally cleaned out the old apartment building. I should see if there's any openings.
The big problem is the shit they spread everywhere. I'm so glad they're gone - for now.
I'd be afraid to attend this presentation because I assume some people with bed bugs will be there.