City's Bed Bug Problem Gains Worldwide Attention

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  1. optimusprime42

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    City's Bed Bug Problem Gains Worldwide Attention - Cincinnati News Story - WLWT Cincinnati

    CINCINNATI -- Health officials said the best way to combat the city’s bed bug problem was to raise awareness, and now the whole world knows about the area’s resurgent pests.

    Articles about bed bugs in Cincinnati have been published in the Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune, and the news has spread across the Internet and around the world.

    Dr. Camille Jones, assistant health commissioner for the Cincinnati Health Department, said the city’s bed bugs have gained fame not because its problem is worse than other cities, but because local officials have more aggressively tackled the problem.
    "We're trying to get ahead of it, and we're also the only city that has baseline data on about the prevalence of the problem,” Jones said.

    According to the most recent data, nearly 15 percent of Cincinnati’s population has bed bugs, but only 31 percent of those infested are using the only effective treatment: a licensed pest-control management specialist.

    The city has developed a DVD and brochures to help inform the public about the vermin, and the media have done the rest.
     
  2. mineraljane

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    Anyone still itchy after last year's Botcon?
     
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    Another reason why Cincinnati was the biggest hole I've ever been to.
     
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    I'm wondering if the problem is a result of last year's Botcon.
     
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    Well Cincy is the only city I've been too that competes with Detroit for biggest shithole in United States.
     
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    thanks alot.. if i'm out your way i'll say the same about your palce
     
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    Note to self. Don't stay in a hotel in Cincinnati. Keep driving.
     
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    Hey at least you have "King's Island" on the outskirts... Doesn't mean the rest of town isn't "teh suck".
     
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    This is one of the reasons why I stay out of Cincinnati.
     
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    yes we do.. new coaster opening this year
     
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    lol not i know what city not to go to
     
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    I had no idea there was any kind of bedbug problem, here.
     
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    those bedbugs are in run down homes not hotel
     
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    Ever been in a Cincinnati Hotel?
     
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    And that's why I booked a hotel in Kentucky. :thumbs2: 
     
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    well i stayed at lee's inn and suite in fairfield
     
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    Dude, Kentucky is just a suburb of Cincinnati.
     
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    I'm fairly sure Ohio disowned Cincy and gave it to Kentucky. Hence the location of the Cincinnati airport.
     

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