With a mild winter in 2012, at least in Central Ohio and throughout much of the Midwest, you can expect that the bed bug epidemic will grow even faster. Since freezing is know to kill bedbugs, the typical winter season has a helpful impact on reducing bed bugs living outside of the home, office, hotel or other heated building.
Bed bugs that have found their way into a vehicle, garage, boat, or outdoor area are usually killed by freezing winter temperatures. In a mild winter, this may not happen. Since the parasitic insects are able to go several months without feeding on your blood, without extended periods of freezing temperatures to reduce the bedbug population, a mild winter could prove to add to the bed bug epidemic for 2012.