KODIAK — Bedbugs have returned to Alaska, and they are a growing problem in Kodiak, along with other parts of the state.
Robert “B.J.” Johnson, Kodiak Island’s only licensed pest control expert, said bedbugs started showing up locally about five years ago.
Until this year, he had one or two cases annually. This summer alone, he’s dealt with about eight bedbug jobs in town. All have been in homes, he told the Kodiak Daily Mirror.
“I’ve had no issues with the hotels in town, which is a real confidence builder,” Johnson said.