Dealing with bed bugs on Long Island

November 22, 2010 1:05:30 PM PST
On Long Island, there is a big concern with the increase of bed bugs.They are tiny and clingy and multipy exponentially and yes bed bugs bite.

"It's a real inconvenience. And it's a really disgusting feeling. Bugs all over you," said Michael Koyles.

Koyles will never forget how his family itched and scratched like crazy after they rented a trailor

Facing a possible bed bug epidemic on Long Island, Nassau County Legislator Dave Majias issued the alert Tuesday, for residents to look for these nasty bugs and get rid of them immediately.

He says bed bugs strike rich and poor wherever there's warm blood to suck and he believes the bad economy is spreading the problem

"We're seeing people use more second hand items whether it's furniture, suitcases and luggage, even clothes and mattresses as well," said Majias. He adds, " If you do donate or take something second hand make sure you look at it and clean it out".

Perhaps the only positive side to these creepy crawlers, is they don't spread diseases and they can be exterminated, eventually.

"Usually within 30 days bed bug population can be eliminated. When you have a severe problem it can take longer. Bed bugs can migrate into wall void area and can even go from one unit to another unit," said Arthur Katz, with pest control.

For more on the exterminating services that Lucy Yang spoke to, go to www.acexterminating.com/.

Web Proudced By: Scott Curkin


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