Los Angeles County
, also known as L.A. County is the most populous county in the United States, and seats the city of Los Angeles, the largest city in California and the second-largest city in the United States, after New York City. The county is home to over a quarter of all California residents and is one of the most diverse counties in the country. The county is known for the annual Rose Parade in Pasadena, Los Angeles County Fair in Pomona, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Los Angeles Zoo, The Queen Mary located in Long Beach, and miles of
beaches—from Zuma to Cabrillo. Bed bugs have resurfaced as an important public health pest of not only housing institutions, hotels, and motels, but multiple and single family dwellings as well.
What used to be a line before bedtime, Good Night, sleep tight, don’t let the bed bugs bite, has new
significance in Los Angeles County these days.
Bed bugs have long been in residence in Los Angeles County, but now their presence has reached
epidemic proportions with new cases having increased 500% over the past few years, prompting experts
to scratch their heads, and many of their residents to scratch all over.
Public health officials say that International travel hubs such as New York, Miami and Los Angeles are
having major issues controlling new bed bug populations, and there is evidence in Los Angeles County
that the insects are now moving out of the bedroom and into less expected venues, like buses, movie
theaters, cruise ships, airplanes, and shelters. These venues have now become breeding places where
bed bugs can hitch a ride home with you.
Bed Bug in Orange County
Orange County is the third most populous county in California, behind Los Angeles County and San
Diego County and is the sixth most populous county in the United States. The county is famous for
its tourism, and is home to such attractions as Disneyland and Knott’s Berry Farm, as well as several
beaches along its more than 40 miles of coastline.
Complaints about bedbugs are reaching an all-time high in Orange County, with the tiny, little blood
sucking pests, affecting houses, Multi housing buildings, hotels and nursing homes. Infestations have
also been reported in theaters and in cars from Anaheim to Newport Beach, Experts believe the increase
of bed bug infestations could be due to out-of-state and international travel, and from bed bugs sneaking
in on luggage and clothing.
is the 4th most populous county in California, and among the fastest-growing areas of
the Southern California. The famous resort cities of Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, La Quinta,
Rancho Mirage and Desert Hot Springs are all located in the Coachella Valley region of Riverside County.
There have been multiple reports of bed bugs infestations in Riverside County (Temecula, Murrieta, Lake
Elsinore to name a few.
San Bernardino County
is the largest county in the United States and is located in the southeast part
of California between the metropolitan cities of Los Angeles and Palm Springs. . The San Bernardino
county is considered part of the Inland Empire region and features Southern California’s wine-country,
upscale shopping, cultural arts, top-ranked universities, PGA golf courses and the California Speedway.
Bed bugs (parasitic insects that feed on the blood of humans) are unfortunately on the rise
throughout the United States, including the San Bernardino County. The County of San
Bernardino, has been tracking bed bug complaints for the past several years, and have
noticed that complaints are steadily rising.
San Diego County
is located on the coast of the Pacific Ocean in Southern California, immediately
adjacent to the Mexican Border. San Diego County is the second-most-populous county in California,
after Los Angeles County and is bordered by Orange County and Riverside County
San Diego County is mostly known for its mild year-round climate, natural deep-water harbor, extensive
beaches, and its popular tourist attractions like Old Town, Sea World and the San Diego Zoo, San Diego
County is also home to several Military stations to include US Navy facilities, Marine Corp Base, and
Coast guard base.
Bed Bugs have become a growing problem in San Diego County in recent years, and have been turning
up in hotel rooms plaguing travelers. Bed bugs have also been reported in Universities, Multi-family
apartment buildings, senior homes, and residential homes.