Ridesharing sometimes feels like an inherently vulnerable and risky method of transportation. Regardless of security checks and balances, users get into cars they don't know with people they don't know. Though in reality the risks are extremely rare, we worry that the driver could be dangerous, other passengers could be dangerous, or even the car itself could be dangerous. But there's another risk to ridesharing that could be lurking in the upholstery and carpeting: bedbugs.
Bedbugs are nothing new, but a recent report about a Dallas, Texas, terminator treating rideshare vehicles is freaking people out. As WFAA reports, via The Drive, Doffdon Pest Control owner Don Brooks said he gets approximately 5-10 rideshare calls per week. Some drivers have noticed the pests in the cars and want them gone, while others are simply worried about the prospect and want some peace of mind.