Facts And Statistics About Bed Bugs
Bed bug infestations are something nobody wants to deal with. They can be more than just a hassle. Bed bug bites can result in serious injuries and significant expense.
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Here are some key facts and statistics to know about bed bugs and bed bug infestations:*
- Where they occur: Bed bug infestations occur most frequently in single family homes, apartments and condominiums, followed closely by hotels. Read about other places where they frequently happen.
- Top 10 states for bed bugs: Florida is among the top 10 U.S. states with the highest rates of bed bug infestations. The others include California, New York, Maryland, Ohio, Texas, Arizona, Illinois, Georgia and Indiana.
- How often they occur: An estimated 1 in 5 households will experience an infestation every year.
- When they occur: Bed bug outbreaks are more likely to occur in the summer. Bed bugs are attracted to carbon dioxide, which is why they frequently bite during the night, when victims are in their deepest sleep and emitting the most CO2
- How hard they are to get rid of: Almost 70% of pest control professionals believe bed bugs to be the most difficult pests to eradicate
- How expensive they are to get rid of: On average, national costs for bed bug removal range from $1,000 to $2,500 per infestation. That range does not take into account costs for medical treatment, missed work, replacing damaged property or other related expenses.
- Other things to know: Bed bugs can ingest up to seven times their own body weight in human blood. Only an estimated 30% of people bit by bed bugs will have visible signs of the bite.
As you can see, bed bugs are a serious problem warranting a serious response.
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If you’ve been a victim of a bed bug infestation, and have suffered injuries or incurred significant expense, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact our lawyers for a free consultation to discuss your options. You can also call us at 888-912-5897.
*Sources: National Pest Management Association, Orkin’s Bed Bug Cities (2021), Mantis Pest Solutions, Forbes