Which bed bugs are you most worried about?
If you’re in the market for a new bedding product, be aware that bed bugs might be lurking in the area.
And that may not be such a good idea after all.
The National Bedbug Association says that while the number of bed bugs in the United States has decreased in recent years, the prevalence is still high.
The group says that as of May 2017, there were 1.6 million reported bed bugs on the books in the US, up from 765,000 in 2015.
The average age of a reported bed bug is about two years old.
“The majority of those that we’ve had reported have been in our homes for a short period of time,” said Dr. Roberta Lehner, the association’s director of public affairs.
“We’ve seen an increase in our ability to identify them and try to control them.”
Lehner told Fox News that bed bug bites are not new and that there is no reason to panic.
“What you’re really concerned about is the spread,” she said.
“And in that regard, we do believe the most important thing is to make sure you have bed nets in place.”
Leethner said that the biggest concern for the public is that the bed bugs will not die off in the homes they find, as they will be able to spread to new homes.
“You have to be careful when you go to a new home,” she explained.
For people who live alone or with people who are not on extended care, there are a few things you can do to minimize the risk of becoming infected. “
But if you do have a pet, you should be prepared to put them in a carrier or a carrier bag, and to get rid of them before they can get to a home where they can bite people.”
For people who live alone or with people who are not on extended care, there are a few things you can do to minimize the risk of becoming infected.
Lehner said that if you have a family member who is not on bed bug treatment, then keep a close eye on that person and make sure they are being tested regularly.
“So if you’re not on any kind of bed bug medications, be sure to be on them,” she told Fox.
“If you have any type of pets, they should be on a lot of bedbugs.
If you have kids, they can be on it as well.
I think that’s the best advice that I can give you is that if they do have the infection, and it’s a very serious infection, that you can get them treated.”