Saturday, December 7 2013 8:18 AM EST2013-12-07 13:18:35 GMT
As snowfall moves into the metro area, FOX19 is keeping an eye on the traffic conditions Friday afternoon throughout the Tri-State. Here's what you need to know as you prepare to drive home.Full Story >
As icy conditions continue, FOX19 is keeping an eye on the traffic conditions Friday night throughout the Tri-State.Full Story >
Saturday, December 7 2013 7:00 AM EST2013-12-07 12:00:14 GMT
When you go to the store to buy a gallon of milk, the average price is about $3.47 a gallon. That could dramatically change in the new year. The secretary of agriculture says milk prices could doubleFull Story >
When you go to the store to buy a gallon of milk, the average price is about $3.47 a gallon. That could dramatically change in the new year.Full Story >
About 3,000 people are expected to gather at Pearl Harbor to commemorate the anniversary of the 1941 Japanese attack that launched the U.S. into World War II.Full Story >
About 3,000 people are expected to gather at Pearl Harbor on Saturday to commemorate the anniversary of the 1941 Japanese attack that launched the U.S. into World War II.Full Story >
WESTWOOD, OH (FOX19) - Exterminators were at Westwood Elementary this week after bed bugs were reported.
Parents of the students affected were sent home a letter from Cincinnati Public Schools. Per district policy, students had their belongings sealed in a plastic bag. Students are not removed from the classroom or the school, but officials do recommend that parents seek treatment with a pest control company.
Cincinnati has recently been named one most bed bug prone cities in the country.
The following information is provided by the Cincinnati Health Department's School and Adolescent Program:
What are bed bugs? They are:
Wingless insects about 4-5 millimeters in size (resemble a tic or apple seed).
Adult bed bugs are rust brown in color but change to a deep red after a blood meal.
Fast runners with thin bodies that make them hard to detect as they hide in narrow cracks and crevices. They do not jump or fly.
How do I know if I have bed bugs?
Bed bugs are fast moving and come out only at night to feed.
The bite is painless and usually occurs when the person is asleep.
The bed bugs hide during the day in cracks and crevices of bedding, mattress seams, bed frame (wood), and with severe infestations can move farther away to hide in baseboards, picture frames, dressers, window and door frames, carpeting, drapes, and floor boards.
Signs of bedbugs are dark spots from their droppings on mattress edges or rusty/reddish spots of blood on the bed sheets.
Bed bug bites cause inflamed and irritated skin, although people differ in their sensitivity.
A small, hard, white welt can develop at the site of each bite along with severe itching that can last several hours to days.
Unlike fleabites that mainly occur around the ankles, bed bugs bite on exposed areas of skin while sleeping like the face, neck, arms, shoulders, and hands.
Rows of three or so welts on exposed skin are a sign of bed bugs. Bed bug welts do not have a red spot in the center such as with flea bites.
Suspect bed bugs if person wakes up with itchy welts they didn't have when they went to sleep.
Just because someone has bites on their skin, bed bugs are not automatically the cause. The bites can be mosquito or flea bites.
The possibility of bed bugs is more likely if the affected person has been traveling or has obtained used beds or furnishings before the symptoms appeared. (RECOMMENDATION: Used mattresses should be encased in plastic for one year such as a plastic zippered mattress cover)
Confirmation of bed bugs requires finding and identifying the bugs themselves that often requires the help of a professional.
Can bed bugs make me sick?
Bed bugs are not known to transmit disease and the amount of blood loss due to bed bug feeding does not cause problems for the host (the person).
Scratching of welts can cause skin infections.
It is best to consult with a physician before treating any rash or skin irritation.
Antihistamines and corticosteroids may be prescribed to decrease allergic reactions and antibiotic ointment to prevent infection.
How can I get rid of bed bugs? (Be aware: It is extremely difficult to get rid of a bed bug infestation.)
Bed bugs are extremely resilient and can survive a year without a blood meal.
They also hide in tiny places, so inspections and treatments must be very thorough.
In some cases, infested mattresses and box springs must be thrown away.
Since bed bugs can easily spread throughout a building, it is essential to inspect adjourning rooms and apartments.
Most effective pesticides can only be obtained through a certified pest control company.
It is best to get the help of a professional pest control company.
Where do bed bugs come from?
In the past decade bed bugs have made a comeback in the United States through international travel and less effective bug pesticides.
Bedbugs are most commonly found in places with a high rate of turnover as in hotels, motels, dormitories, shelters and apartment complexes.
Infestations usually are not a reflection of poor hygiene or poor housekeeping however, a cluttered home can contribute to the problem.
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Friday, December 6 2013 3:59 PM EST2013-12-06 20:59:53 GMT
Brown County Sheriffs are searching for a missing 42-year-old woman. Officers say that Genevieve Smith failed to show up for work and missed a court hearing. Police say this is unusual for Smith. OfficersFull Story >
Brown County Sheriffs are searching for a missing 42-year-old woman. Officers say that Genevieve Smith failed to show up for work and missed a court hearing.
Friday, December 6 2013 8:47 PM EST2013-12-07 01:47:56 GMT
Police say impairment appears to be a factor in a single-vehicle crash that sent four people to the hospital Officers say that the accident happened around 2:05 p.m. on Friday afternoon near mile markerFull Story >
Police say impairment appears to be a factor in a single-vehicle crash that sent four people to the hospitalFull Story >
Wednesday, December 4 2013 12:42 AM EST2013-12-04 05:42:35 GMT
MADISON COUNTY, KY (WAVE) – A mother is facing charges after she allegedly left her children in a bedroom with drugs and a corpse. According to Richmond police, around 8:30 a.m. on November 30 officersFull Story >
According to Richmond police, around 8:30 a.m. on November 30 officers responded to a home in Dixie Plaza on a report a 24-year-old man had overdosed.Full Story >
Friday, December 6 2013 10:20 PM EST2013-12-07 03:20:55 GMT
Loveland High School's football team won the DII state title Friday night in Canton. The Tigers beat Cleveland Glenville 41-23 to win the school's first state title in any sport. Loveland finished theFull Story >
Loveland High School's football team won the DII state title Friday night in Canton.Full Story >
Friday, December 6 2013 7:05 PM EST2013-12-07 00:05:29 GMT
Crews are investigating after a fire damaged an Anderson Township home on Friday afternoon. Firefighters were called to a fire on Anchor Road on Friday afternoon. Initial reports indicated that a victimFull Story >
Crews are investigating after a fire damaged an Anderson Township home on Friday afternoon.Full Story >
Thursday, December 5 2013 6:59 PM EST2013-12-05 23:59:17 GMT
Dash cam video obtained by FOX19 shows the interaction between law enforcement officers and Brown County inmate Zachary Goldson less than an hour before he died. His death has now been ruled a homicideFull Story >
Dash cam video obtained by FOX19 shows the interaction between law enforcement officers and Brown County inmate Zachary Goldson less than an hour before he died. His death has now been ruled a homicide by the local coroner, Dr. Judith Varnau.Full Story >
Authorities say a bar owner in Nashville told police he shot a country music singer in self-defense at his club.Full Story >
A downtown bar owner told police he fatally shot a country music singer in self-defense after the two got into an argument over the musician smoking a cigarette in a no-smoking area, authorities said.Full Story >
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