The Batesville Herald Tribune in Indiana reports that even that locality’s health officials are discussing the increase in local bed bug cases:
Bed bug cases “are increasing somewhat throughout the county,” reported Wayne Peace, Emergency Management Agency director, at the Jan. 8 Ripley County Health Department meeting. “I don’t know why there is an increase.”
Public health coordinator Pat Thomas stated after the meeting that Peace has referred people to a licensed pesticide exterminator to get rid of these pests.
Funny how less populous areas are tuned in to even “somewhat” of an increase. Hmm, an increase, not a “sudden appearance.” Is Peace saying that Batesville always had bed bugs?