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(Dayton Daily News)   Orkin ranks the top 50 cities for bedbug infestation. WTF Ohio? I mean, seriously, WTF?   (daytondailynews.com) divider line 64
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2014-01-17 04:04:23 PM  
Wow. 4 in the top 10. Ohio, armpit of the nation.
 
2014-01-17 04:16:09 PM  
Damn.
 
2014-01-17 04:21:12 PM  
That certainly makes my decision about calling the Orkin man a lot easier.
 
2014-01-17 04:44:46 PM  
Bed bugs are on the rise in Sweden too. Guess they come from the U.S Ambassy then, won't ride the bus there anymoar...
 
2014-01-17 04:45:58 PM  
It's Ohio, really that's all that needs to be said

Have you seen the abomination they call pizza?
 
2014-01-17 04:48:02 PM  
Better call the Orkin Man
 
2014-01-17 04:48:38 PM  
Perhaps open a few windows, Stinky?
 
2014-01-17 04:49:16 PM  
I heard Ohio is a good place to be held rapeprisoner too. Also their sports teams suck.

THE Chokehio St?
Indians/Reds?
Cavs?
BROWNS/BENGALS?
THE MIZ?
 
2014-01-17 04:51:30 PM  
Easy to explain (according to the hotel people I know)

H1B visa tech jobs here.

~shrugs~ .. Then again .. they could be wrong
 
2014-01-17 04:52:21 PM  
Every hotel/motel I stay at my luggage immediately goes straight in the bathtub and I perform a extensive sweep of the room for bedbugs.
 
2014-01-17 04:52:29 PM  
1) apparently no editing was done on that article
 
2014-01-17 04:53:32 PM  
2) ranked by calls to orkin, only. Not to other companies and not per capita
 
2014-01-17 04:54:03 PM  
Hmmmm....even bed bugs are scared of Mormons, not a single Utah city on that list.
 
2014-01-17 04:54:46 PM  
Something something demographics something something
 
2014-01-17 04:54:55 PM  
[In Cliff Claven-esque voice]

Here's your problem: the professionals are using "affective" treatment, instead of "effective" treatment.
 
2014-01-17 04:55:11 PM  

Shadow Blasko: Easy to explain (according to the hotel people I know)

H1B visa tech jobs here.

~shrugs~ .. Then again .. they could be wrong


Lots of transients, not just the H1B
Colleges
Air Force
Transportation industries (I-70/I-75/I-71 triangle is one of the major crossroads of the country)

I may be commuting from Dayton to Michigan for work soon. I thought about getting a cheap apartment and buying a used futon. Naaaaaah, I'll go shopping at Ikea instead.
 
2014-01-17 04:55:22 PM  

Madbassist1: Wow. 4 in the top 10. Ohio, armpit of the nation.


4 in the top 7, even.
 
2014-01-17 04:55:23 PM  

styckx: Every hotel/motel I stay at my luggage immediately goes straight in the bathtub and I perform a extensive sweep of the room for bedbugs.


Have you ever found any?

If so, what did the hotel/motel do about it?
 
2014-01-17 04:56:25 PM  
So, so, SO glad I don't live in Dayton (or Ohio!) anymore. I had a few friends there that got hit with them and I refused to invite them over. I was already dealing with ants, mice, and mold in my crappy-ass apartment. I didn't want to add bedbugs to the mix.
 
2014-01-17 04:58:48 PM  
You have very high expecations of Ohio, subby
 
2014-01-17 04:59:43 PM  

The Slush: You have very high expectations of Ohio, subby


/dammit
 
2014-01-17 04:59:57 PM  

Beerguy: Hmmmm....even bed bugs are scared of Mormons, not a single Utah city on that list.


Nah. Bedbugs are polygamous.
Kindred spirits, and all.
 
2014-01-17 05:01:58 PM  

Cashew: Bed bugs are on the rise in Sweden too. Guess they come from the U.S Ambassy then, won't ride the bus there anymoar...


Those are a different kind of bug, coming from the US Embassy.
 
2014-01-17 05:05:34 PM  

FrancoFile: Shadow Blasko: Easy to explain (according to the hotel people I know)

H1B visa tech jobs here.

~shrugs~ .. Then again .. they could be wrong

Lots of transients, not just the H1B
Colleges
Air Force
Transportation industries (I-70/I-75/I-71 triangle is one of the major crossroads of the country)

I may be commuting from Dayton to Michigan for work soon. I thought about getting a cheap apartment and buying a used futon. Naaaaaah, I'll go shopping at Ikea instead.


Yep.. I just moved from Cincy to Cbus and I am doing the same. (At least my parents are in West Chester and got me some cheap stuff from..... yup .. IKEA
 
2014-01-17 05:05:40 PM  
What makes it even worse for Ohio is that the list is total calls, not taking into account per capita. Thus Detroit and Columbus should probably top the list given that LA and Chicago both have quadruple to quintuple the population of either of the two.
 
2014-01-17 05:08:42 PM  
One more bedbug thread to remind people of male bedbugs fertilizing the female by "traumatic penetration". Google or wiki that at your own disbelief or peril.
 
2014-01-17 05:08:50 PM  
Portland, OR didn't make the list? With all the hippies and tweekers running around, you'd think it would be bed bug central.


IdBeCrazyIf: It's Ohio, really that's all that needs to be said

Have you seen the abomination they call pizza?


Or what they do to chili.
 
2014-01-17 05:10:03 PM  
Columbus: #3
Ann Arbor: not in top 50.

#hail
 
2014-01-17 05:12:39 PM  

Beerguy: styckx: Every hotel/motel I stay at my luggage immediately goes straight in the bathtub and I perform a extensive sweep of the room for bedbugs.

Have you ever found any?

If so, what did the hotel/motel do about it?


That's a good question.  If I found bedbugs in a hotel room, I wouldn't trust any other room in the whole place so are they going to refund me the money because I'm going to another hotel.
 
2014-01-17 05:13:47 PM  
Ohio:  As long as you're not looking at Illinois, we know we're doing our job.
 
2014-01-17 05:15:43 PM  

Literally Addicted: [In Cliff Claven-esque voice]

Here's your problem: the professionals are using "affective" treatment, instead of "effective" treatment.


Yes but the effective treatment will affect the health of the bugs in a negative way.
 
2014-01-17 05:16:59 PM  

Shadow Blasko: FrancoFile: Shadow Blasko: Easy to explain (according to the hotel people I know)

H1B visa tech jobs here.

~shrugs~ .. Then again .. they could be wrong

Lots of transients, not just the H1B
Colleges
Air Force
Transportation industries (I-70/I-75/I-71 triangle is one of the major crossroads of the country)

I may be commuting from Dayton to Michigan for work soon. I thought about getting a cheap apartment and buying a used futon. Naaaaaah, I'll go shopping at Ikea instead.

Yep.. I just moved from Cincy to Cbus and I am doing the same. (At least my parents are in West Chester and got me some cheap stuff from..... yup .. IKEA


We just relocated from Dayton to Minneapolis. Though I think if Mr. Teedee could've telecommuted, he would've. Our apartment was crappy, but cheap. lol. Minneapolis is a teeeeny bit more expensive.
 
2014-01-17 05:18:31 PM  

Kevin72: One more bedbug thread to remind people of male bedbugs fertilizing the female by "traumatic penetration". Google or wiki that at your own disbelief or peril.

Yeah and when you're done with that, you can google traumatic insemination
 
2014-01-17 05:23:19 PM  

Kevin72: One more bedbug thread to remind people of male bedbugs fertilizing the female by "traumatic penetration". Google or wiki that at your own disbelief or peril.


Don't be silly, the female has a way of shutting that down, you know...if it's"really" traumatic.
 
2014-01-17 05:24:50 PM  
Planting bedbugs is good for business.
 
2014-01-17 05:27:22 PM  
Well, Ohio is a crap-hole. I don't think that's news, subby.
 
2014-01-17 05:31:14 PM  

Whatthefark: Portland, OR didn't make the list? With all the hippies and tweekers running around, you'd think it would be bed bug central.


IdBeCrazyIf: It's Ohio, really that's all that needs to be said

Have you seen the abomination they call pizza?

Or what they do to chili.


One bed bug called the rest and said "It rains here, don't move here!! Ypu'll hate it!" and they listened for once.
 
FNG [TotalFark]
2014-01-17 05:36:03 PM  
We're Number 8!! We're Number 8!!
 
2014-01-17 05:40:29 PM  
I used to be a bugman and I found that many problems (especially in apartments) was caused by people moving here from tropical climates. Down there a few roaches is no big deal, they tend to buy food in bulk and they often distrust the people they are dealing with.

Handy Hint: This time of year is the slow season so many pest control salesmen will do their yearly termite/carpenter ant inspections now and "find" a problem. I knew a few who carried frass with them to show the homeowner as proof and get a guaranteed sale. If you are selling/buying you can be royally screwed. If this happens, get a second opinion. I had salesmen try this crap on my monthly accounts and it annoyed the hell out of me.
 
2014-01-17 05:40:36 PM  
What a missed chance to use the "Ironic" tag subby
 
2014-01-17 05:43:31 PM  

styckx: Every hotel/motel I stay at my luggage immediately goes straight in the bathtub and I perform a extensive sweep of the room for bedbugs.


Everyone should be doing this!

It can costs thousands of dollars and your mental health to be rid of these evil little bastards. Basic facts about bed bugs should give everyone pause (like, they can live over a year without eating -- that's right, they'll wait!).
 
2014-01-17 05:43:38 PM  
"Chicago in first place."

Wait. What?

So they're saying if I lay my head down at a hotel in ChiTown I have the best chance of obtaining chiggers, bedbugs, mites, and all the rest??
 
2014-01-17 05:48:14 PM  
Often replacing the furniture is not enough. These things will live in cracks in the floor, walls, your alarm clock, in your car, whatever. They can live for over a year without eating and their eggs much longer. Very difficult to get rid of.
 
2014-01-17 05:48:15 PM  
I've learned to love my spiders. They eat all the bed bugs and tend to leave us alone.
 
2014-01-17 05:50:42 PM  

vodka: Often replacing the furniture is not enough. These things will live in cracks in the floor, walls, your alarm clock, in your car, whatever. They can live for over a year without eating and their eggs much longer. Very difficult to get rid of.


Basically anywhere you can fit the corner of a credit card. Like, a lap top. Or an iPhone.

Some people put the legs of their bed in little dishes of powder.

Know what the bed bugs do?

Crawl up the walls on to the ceiling overhead and drop down for chow time.
 
2014-01-17 05:57:37 PM  
funfive.net
 
2014-01-17 06:11:56 PM  

SlothB77: 2) ranked by calls to orkin, only. Not to other companies and not per capita


^This.  The article's basically just saying "This is where Orkin has a strong market share."

Full disclosure:  I live in Columbus.  For all I know it really does belong at #3 nationwide, but this doesn't seem like it's a very scientific study...


 

Beerguy: styckx: Every hotel/motel I stay at my luggage immediately goes straight in the bathtub and I perform a extensive sweep of the room for bedbugs.

Have you ever found any?

If so, what did the hotel/motel do about it?


A few years ago I drove to Racine WI for a 4-day weekend.  I pre-screened my hotel based on online bedbug reports because I've never have had bedbugs and I don't want them.  The hotel came back clean, and it was one of the nicer ones in town.  Drove up on Thursday, slept well that night, and spent a few minutes sitting on the hotel bed reading a novel before my 9:00 am meeting.  Alarm buzzes at 8:55 to remind me of said appointment and I close the book.

And then I see the bedbug.  Crawling in the sheets a few inches from me.

It went into a plastic ziplock bag that I had and I took it to the front desk where I presented it to the manager and explained that I was cutting my 3-night reservation short and I wasn't paying for the one night I'd used.  Then I went back to the room, packed my crap and left.

Finished my work that day ~9:00 pm and I drove straight back to Ohio, arriving ~5:00 am.  Nothing I was wearing or carrying in the suitcase entered the house without going through the laundry.  I went directly to the shower.

I will never stay in another hotel again after that experience.  Kinda limits my vacation options, but I'm OK with that.
 
2014-01-17 06:20:22 PM  

Lee451: I used to be a bugman and I found that many problems (especially in apartments) was caused by people moving here from tropical climates. Down there a few roaches is no big deal, they tend to buy food in bulk and they often distrust the people they are dealing with.


The roaches buy food in bulk?  At least that means they probably got jobs.  Their distrust is well placed.  I will kill any roach I see.
 
2014-01-17 06:24:02 PM  
I can't believe I'm in before the first people lamenting the DDT ban.
 
2014-01-17 06:29:24 PM  
Subby, isn't your birth mother from Ohio?
 
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