Sunday, July 3, 2011

Bed Bug increase in Rogers Park

Cimicidae or bed bugs (sometimes bedbugs), are small parasitic insects. The most common type is Cimex lectularius. The term usually refers to species that prefer to feed on human blood. All insects in this family live by feeding exclusively on the blood of warm-blooded animals.

A number of health effects may occur due to bed bugs including skin rashes, psychological effects and allergic symptoms. Diagnosis involves both finding bed bugs and the occurrence of compatible symptoms. Treatment is otherwise symptomatic.

In the developed world, bed bugs were largely eradicated as pests in the early 1940s, but have increased in prevalence since about 1995. Because infestation of human habitats has been on the increase, bed bug bites and related conditions have been on the rise as well. The exact causes of this resurgence remain unclear; it is variously ascribed to greater foreign travel, more frequent exchange of second-hand furnishings among homes, a greater focus on control of other pests resulting in neglect of bed bug countermeasures, and increasing resistance to pesticides. Bed bugs have been known as human parasites for thousands of years.

The name "bed bug" is derived from the insect's preferred habitat of houses and especially beds or other areas where people sleep. Bed bugs, though not strictly nocturnal, are mainly active at night and are capable of feeding unnoticed on their hosts. They have however been known by a variety of names including wall louse, mahogany flat, crimson rambler, heavy dragoon, chinche and redcoat

The Bed Bug Registry, a public database of bedbug sightings in the U.S. and Canada, states that Chicago has nearly 500 bed bug reports.

Here are some of the reports within Rogers Park:

6830 N. Sheridan Road - 13 reports, most recent report is from today.

6633 N. Sheridan Road - 2 reports, most recent report on 6/29/2011

1243 W. Lunt Avenue - 1 report on 6/23/2011

6916 N. Lakewood Avenue - 2 reports, most recent report on 6/20/2011

6945 N. Ashland Blvd - 3 reports, most recent report on 6/13/2011

1705 W. Jonquil Terrace - 2 reports, most recent report on 6/11/2011

7738 N. Ashland Avenue - 1 report on 6/4/2011

1330 W. Estes Avenue - 1 report on 6/2/2011




Read all about a recent Rogers Park bed bug occurance at The RP & Beyond - Bed Bugs up in the RP.

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5 comments:

jeffo said...

Dont know if you noticed but you got linked to chicago curbed.

Good job.


More news
http://www.suntimes.com/business/roeder/6357849-452/rogers-park-harvests-plan-for-open-land-that-could-become-urban-farm.html

Bill Morton said...

Very nice. I checked out the mention. Thank you, curbed chicago!


I also read the Sun-Times article at the link you provided above, and found the following quote interesting:

“It could work well in my neck of the woods, too, with the high unemployment we have near Howard Street,” Moore said.

There are many in the North of Howard area of Rogers Park who are unemployed. This is a situation, that Joe is admitting in his statement.

I believe that the higher crime rate on Howard Street over the past 20 years is directly linked to the poverty in this area.

I would like to discuss some possible solutions to this issue in our community.

jeffo said...

Your doing better with your blog
obviously, Really though I would do something different with the photos, maybe make it like a chart of smaller photos and that each could be clicked on, with a couple really big photos, just saying that i think most people will think its a drag to have to scroll so much from one entry to another,

If you look at uptown update you can see how many blog entries there are to a page, by no means are you under any obligation to do it that way, but only 3 to 4 super long blog entries to a computer page is going to put alot of people off.

BUT, what I do like about all your photos is, its showing off Rogers Park, definitly in the top ten neighborhoods in the city, if not the in the top five.

Really though its in a class by itself. The EL, The Lake, The Beach, and Metra in walking distance, with Loyola and the emerging Morse Retail strip, what more can you ask for?

Bill Morton said...

Rogers Park bed bug update: 1322 W Estes Avenue Chicago, IL 60626-5402 today. Have been getting bites & didnt know what they were its been happening for the last 6 months or more

Anonymous said...

also at 1317-1325 touhy av