BedBug Central’s Jeff White Discusses Insects and Parasites on Dr. Oz
The episode titled “BREAKING NEWS: BUGS, WORMS AND CREEPY CRAWLERS: THE ALARMING RISE OF SUPER BUGS EVERYWHERE” features White alongside Katie Holley, a Florida woman who had a cockroach stuck in her ear for nine days.
Although the first-hand accounts of Holley and others featured on the show seem to be occurring often, White explained that the likelihood of having cockroaches or other insects infesting parts of your body are extremely low.
“It is under extremely rare circumstances that bugs will actually choose to infest your ears or other body parts,” White said. “Unless you are living in an extremely infested home, it’s very unlikely that this will happen. In the rare instance that it does happen it can be an extremely unpleasant experience and experts think that the insects may have been attracted to a dark place to hide or chemicals associated with the body that smell like food to an insect.”
White, who has appeared on the Dr. Oz Show three times, continues to enjoy his experience and hopes his insight will help end the hype surrounded by the likelihood of bugs infesting people.
“Even though social media makes insects infesting the body appear to be a common occurrence, it just isn’t,” he said. “Research has not shown that it is happening more frequently but with so many social media outlets it is easier to share a video of a bug coming out of a person’s ear and capture a lot of attention.”
The creepy, crawly episode is scheduled to air on Friday, May 8th on FOX. Check your local listings for showtimes and complete details.
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