Bed bugs on increase in Ripley County, Indiana

by nobugsonme on January 16, 2008

in bed bugs, public health

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?

Read the Batesville Herald Tribune piece here.


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