BELPRE, Ohio (WTAP)- There has been an unwanted visitor in the Mid-Ohio Valley for some time now, which many residents are trying to get rid of.
With concern about the invasion, exterminators in the area say they've gotten a lot of business recently; yet they say the spread continues.
Experts say to check your mattress, box spring, couches and recliners for any black spots; that means bed bugs are there.
Exterminators say the pests travel quickly however precautions can be taken to reduce the chances of spreading them.
Exterminator and owner of Eastern Burkholder Exterminators, Jason Cozzens, explained where the bed bugs come from and why we see an increase. “Bedbugs have been back for at least 5-6 years. People travel more. People go to different countries and more people are coming into this country and it’s just back and forth. Going to by used products verses new, it can be from appliances to anything. And its just a transfer effect, its just an ongoing thing.”
To permanently get rid of bed bugs, experts advise hiring a professional. They also recommend washing linens and clothing to keep them clean.