A recent report in The Detroit News and other media outlets indicates the Battle Creek/Kalamazoo/Grand Rapids region is second only to Detroit for bedbug infestations.

Bobby Ward, district manager with the Michigan-based Rose Pest Solutions agrees, saying at one time, pest control companies weren't as busy in the winter time. These days, he says it's as busy in winter as any other time of the year and bedbugs are the culprit.

Click the player below to hear the entire interview from Wednesday's Richard Piet Show on WBCK, in which Ward discusses how bedbugs are found and eliminated, as well as tips to keep from getting them.