Bedbugs Spreading to Theaters, Offices, Schools

They’ve shown up in library books and hitched rides aboard school textbooks and book bags, and health officials continue to field calls from frantic rescue workers and home health care aides as well as school officials, landlords and emergency crews.

Bedbugs — they just won’t go away.

“We’re going to office buildings and banks. … We’ve been to a couple of movie theaters, and we’re going into a medical clinic tonight,” Bob Zoeller, manager of commercial accounts for the Terminix branch covering southeast Michigan/northwest Ohio, said last week.

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In fact, metro Detroit Terminix agents had more than 4,800 calls for bedbug extermination last year — the highest in the country, according to the national chain.

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The bed bug registry reports bed bugs across the U.S.A and Canada. Expanding to Great Britain.


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