Not in seedy, low cost, or dirty housing. In fact, none of our recent bed bug jobs have been in the sort of places you might think would have them.
Bed bugs happen - unfortunately - to all sorts of people in all sorts of living situations. They are, of course, tougher to deal with for people without resources. It is easy to say that you need to wash and dry everything in your apartment or house at the highest possible temperature, or get it all dry cleaned - but there are costs to that, and those without resources don't have what they need to deal with them as thoroughly or as appropriately as others.
Anyway ... am getting off topic. THIS blog was meant to point towards some of the articles I came across in my travels today:
- Can the city defeat growing bedbug crisis? This article, along with another by Joe Fiorito (who has written several articles about bed bugs ) were on the front page of the Greater Toronto Area section of yesterday's Star.
- Everything you didn’t want to know about bedbugs A brief overview of the (oh so disgusting) facts.
- Bedbugs a potential deal breaker for real estate transactions in Toronto Tony Wong; 6-Jul-2010 [This one interests me because one of the things Cottage Country Pest Control has been talking about offering is specific services to real estate agents. It would be much easier, one would think, to show, and more importantly, sell - a nice-smelling and pest-free home!]
- 2009 Toronto bedbug reports per 1,000 households Almost every case of bed bugs Cottage Country Pest Control has dealt with recently has involved someone (most often a family member) who comes up from the city for a visit and brings unwanted ~baggage~