LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV)- You may feel a tad itchy after hearing that cases of bed bugs are on the rise here in Arkansas.
Pest Control companies have reported more customers finding the bugs in their homes.
It's a dubious distinction. Arkansas has been named as the state with the largest increase in bed bug activity.
Steve Adams, owner of Adam's Pest Control in Little Rock, said it's a rising problem.
"I would say since the last 3 years it's just gotten more and more each year," said Adams.
Adams said the parasitic insects were once thought to be eradicated from the United States, but have made a comeback.
"I'd say they're pretty much established here in central Arkansas." A recent study conducted by Terminix claims Arkansas has seen a 46 percent increase in bed bug customer calls in the past year.