now to top my other post 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.