Bed Bug Troubles in Big Sky Country: What You Need To Know
Bed bugs. Since the pandemic of 2019, the instances of bed bugs across America and Montana is skyrocketing.
My mom lives in a very nice retirement community in Great Falls. A couple of times a year, someone that lives there gets bed bugs. Then, it's on in the building. It goes from apartment to apartment to apartment, a bit like a slow burning fire. So far, my mom hasn't had them, but really, isn't it just a matter of time?
If you were raised like I was, you were probably told that only dirty people and dirty places had bed bugs. I believed it, too. Until 2009.
My Bed Bug Story
In 2009, my daughter, her friend and I went to see my cousin Danny in Missoula. We were so excited to stay in a hotel that hadn't even been open for 2 months. Practically brand spanking new.
Fast forward to the second morning, and my daughter's friend had these marks on her legs and arms. I had never seen a bed bug bite before, so I thought she was allergic to something in the room. We ran to Kmart, I got some allergy meds for her and we headed back to Great Falls, none the wiser.
About a week or so later, those marks she had started showing up on me and my daughter. By the time I had it figured out, they were all over the house. Keep in mind this was 2009, it cost me $600 to have a guy come in and spray the entire house. Guess what? I still had to get rid of my living room furniture. Living room furniture that was right around 3 years old.
Bedbugs are Everywhere
It's not as bad in Montana as other places. Check out this link of bed bug reports in America