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The Bed Bug Comeback

Bed bugs have made a big comeback in since the pandemic. We had almost 2 years of limited travel during the COVID-19 pandemic. During that time, there were less movement of people and so bed bugs also had limited number of hosts. This caused their populations to temporarily subside, but once the pandemic ended, their numbers shot right back up.

The recent increase in bed bug infestation around the world is likely due to increase in the number of human hosts, hence with blood meals, their populations increase massively within short period of time, Popular tourist locations in Europe and in Asia are seeing all time high of bed bug infestations. High movement of people also means bed bugs could hitch-hike from one to location to another very quickly.

A Widespread Problem

Bed bugs are not confined to a specific city or country; they’ve become world travelers. There have been bed bug resurgences from France and the United Kingdom to Australia and Japan and Philadelphia to Toronto. These unwelcome guests have infiltrated homes, hotels, and public spaces. Their resurgence has been widespread, affecting virtually every sector of society. No place is immune. When bed bugs target a dwelling, the human residents can develop skin itchy bumps and rashes near the bug bites, as well as possible allergic reactions. People struggling with bed bug infestations can also experience mental health issues like anxiety, stress and (of course) insomnia.

What We Know About Bed Bugs

At this time, there is a global resurgence of bed bugs thanks to two species: the common bed bug Cimex lectularius and the tropical bed bug Cimex hemipterus. The wingless, pill-shaped insects feed on mammalian blood and, as indicated by their name, are notorious for infesting human dwellings. This includes bedrooms but is not limited to them, as a recent reported infestation at the MSNBC office in New York City indicates.

MSNBC’s Manhattan headquarters was forced to close several studios, including its main election coverage studio, after a suspected bed bug was spotted.

A memo obtained by The Post revealed an unidentified insect was seen in studio 3A, home to Rachel Maddow’s show and special election coverage, prompting the closure of other third floor studios as a precaution.

Seasonal Peaks and Internet Searches

Research reveals intriguing patterns. In cities like Birmingham, Manchester, and Sheffield in the UK, bed bug cases peak around August and September each year. The same seasonal surge occurs in Philadelphia and two Chinese cities. Meanwhile, internet searches for bed bugs mirror this pattern. with people seeking answers when they encounter these pests.

If you are suffering from a bed bug infestation, there is a way to get compensation for your damages – and your bites. You may need to commence a bed bug lawsuit in order to be properly compensated for your injuries and out of pocket costs. Our New York Bed Bug injury Attorneys at The Law Offices of Effie Soter, P.C. are here to help.

If you’ve been exposed to bed bugs or if you have any questions, our New York Bed Bug Injury Attorneys will discuss your legal rights with you during a free initial consultation. We can also help you through the process of filing a claim, and fight for your right to compensation. Call and speak to one of our New York Bed Bug Injury Attorneys at 646-504-7384 or via our contact page to learn more about your rights so that we can obtain the best outcome for you.