Bed bug increase in Illinois

February 24, 2009 5:14:11 PM PST
Bed bugs are biting again in Illinois.State health officials are seeing an increase in cases because of more worldwide travel and today's insecticides which are less effective in killing the insects.

Signs of infestation include spots of blood or brownish-black specs on bed sheets.

To prevent bed bugs officials say you should pull beds slightly away from walls, keep bedclothes off the floor, and change sheets and pillow cases weekly and wash them in hot water.