Angel said he spoke with the folks at Lancaster Leaf and was told the bugs are especially bad this year due to the mild winter and excessively hot summer.
He also said he consulted an exterminator who asked $195 per house to do every home on the block. Angel named several neighbors who he said also have the bugs.
I assured him my home is clean. I did find one of these little guys a couple days ago in my kitchen after harvesting armloads of Swiss chard, and showed him the door. Why my house is not infested is the question. Maybe because I have no pets, with the food and water sources that may attract and sustain the bugs?
Or maybe they are repelled by Swiss chard!