WQOW News 18 Eau Claire, WI
By Emily Valerio
June 25th, 2013
Eau Claire (WQOW) – A local pest control company says the more we travel, the more the bed bugs will bite.
Wil-Kil pest control in Eau Claire says it’s been getting more calls to get rid of bed bugs. Since last year, at this same time, there’s been an increase of at least twenty percent.
“Overall the entire state is extremely busy with our heat remediation team. There are three teams and it’s going to be going up to four just to keep up with all the calls and the work, the demands that are there. They’ll work anywhere from 6 to 7 days just keep up with the demand of calls,” say Wil-Kil Regional Manager, Tom Majors.
Wil-Kil says more people are traveling and more people know how to spot a bed bug. Those are two reasons for the spike in calls.
Hotels aren’t the only ones seeing the problem. Wil-Kil says many of the calls it responds to are at apartment complexes, where the bugs can spread from building to building.