Tips For Keeping Un-welcomed Visitors Out

By: Catrina Leone


It seems bed bugs are making a come back! Not the kind of news you wanted to hear today, especially being Friday and Valentine’s Day, but don’t worry, there are tips to keep the pesky visitors out for good!

Orkin released its top “bed bugs cities” list and Cleveland tied Akron for 6th place. The Cleveland Department of Health says Cleveland has made positive strides through the years about this situation. Director of Health, Karen Butler wants to keep the high numbers trending downwards. She offers some great tips and suggestions on what you can do to prevent an infestation!

The thought of bed bugs probably doesn’t sit well with most of us, I’d assume, but there are ways to help yourself as well as your families:

1.Make sure to check your clothing regularly, these little pests like to attach themselves to clothing.

2. It is also very important to check your luggage and shoes as well.

3 Usually the first sign of a bed bug infestation is the appearance of red, itchy welts on the skin that is exposed while sleeping.

Although bed bugs are a nuisance, they are not known to transmit any diseases, which is a silver lining to us all!

For more on this story and others circling Cleveland, stay tuned to TV20!:)

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