As many government entities can attest, there’s no way to get around budget cuts this year. But, unfortunately, certain budget cuts may lead to increased pest infestations – particularly bed bugs.
WVXU, located in Cincinnati, recently examined ramifications from the city’s newest budget proposal, which eliminates nine percent of the Cincinnati Health Department’s budget. According to CHD spokesman Rocky Merz, a lower CHD budget means greater likelihood for pest infestations.
“It will not be felt immediately, but after a few months of losing our prevention efforts there will be more rats and bed bugs and slower response times, which will be felt by citizens,” Merz told WVXU.
Budget cuts or not, it’s always important to beware of bed bugs. Protect-A-Bed offers a Bed Bugs 101 mobile application to help you identify, locate and – most importantly – prevent pests from finding their way into your home. For more information, visit www.protectabed.com.