I'm sure when the term "Kill It With Fire!" was yelled, it wasn't directed at bed bugs. But it should have been. If you have never had to deal with them, count yourself lucky. I am very lucky, but I have a handful of friends who have not been so fortunate.

When it comes down to getting rid of them, it's a pain in the butt. You might as well check your insurance policy, light a match, walk away and start a new life. (DON"T DO THAT! That can be illegal, and tougher to do than taking care of the bed bugs... not much tougher).


With my friend's experience, not only did they hire professional exterminators to come out to their house several times, but they also chose to get rid of all the carpet, beds, and soft furniture in their house, and invest in a new wardrobe. You might think that's overkill, but that's the problem with these insect spawns of Satan... there is no such thing as overkill!


If you want to make yourself itch at night, as well as be more informed about the little immortal buggy blood-suckers from the house of Hades, PestWorld.org has all the info you could ever want to identify, prevent and (hopefully you never have to) deal with this nuisance.

The folks at Orkin rank the worst of the worst cities when it comes to bed bugs. Thankfully Washington State only has one city that has made their list. Check it out below.

"The list is based on treatment data from the metro areas where Orkin performed the most bed bug treatments from December 1, 2021 – November 30, 2022. The ranking includes both residential and commercial treatments." - Orkin.com

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