bed bugs http://wvxu.org en Fighting bed bugs on a molecular level http://wvxu.org/post/fighting-bed-bugs-molecular-level <p>There is disagreement over whether Cincinnati has made much progress in its fight against bed bugs.&nbsp;It still shows up among the top U.S. cities for the bloodsucking arthropods. Right now<strong> heat </strong>is the most effective way to get rid of them. Chemical treatments are another option. But one University of Cincinnati professor has a possible futuristic&nbsp;solution. Regina Baucom&nbsp;looks to hurt them on a molecular level.&nbsp;<strong>Ann Thompson reports in "Focus on Technology."</strong></p><p></p><p> Fri, 24 May 2013 09:31:10 +0000 Ann Thompson 12837 at http://wvxu.org Fighting bed bugs on a molecular level Health Department says budget cuts will increase rats and bed bugs http://wvxu.org/post/health-department-says-budget-cuts-will-increase-rats-and-bed-bugs <P>The Cincinnati Health Department (CHD) is putting the public on notice that proposed budget cuts will have a direct&nbsp;effect on services. A meeting is scheduled for May 28 to discuss the layoff of 18 employees and what the cuts will mean.</P> <P>CHD Spokesman Rocky Merz says&nbsp;over the last five years the department has had to eliminate more than 100 positions. Thu, 16 May 2013 16:45:07 +0000 Ann Thompson 12662 at http://wvxu.org Health Department says budget cuts will increase rats and bed bugs Is Cincinnati making progress in the bed bug fight? http://wvxu.org/post/cincinnati-making-progress-bed-bug-fight <P>The Cincinnati Health Department says the number of residents with<STRONG> bed bug infestation is down seven percent since 2009</STRONG>. But at least two members of the Joint Bed Bug Task Force disagree that the city is making real progress.</P> <P align=left>Ohio Representative Dale Mallory leads the task force and says he's frustrated&nbsp;that Cincinnati&nbsp;hasn't worked hard enough to get bigger&nbsp;decreases.&nbsp;He says the city&nbsp;is still near the top on many U.S. Fri, 29 Mar 2013 21:15:05 +0000 Ann Thompson 10897 at http://wvxu.org Is Cincinnati making progress in the bed bug fight?