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Most Bed Bug Infested Cities
It’s that time of year when the list for the most bed bug infested cities is released! Quite a few of the cities included on the list are popular summer travel destinations. In addition, one city that made a list near us, Atlanta GA, is the 14th most infested city for bed bugs in the United States.
Top 15 Cities:
- New York
- Dallas-Fort Worth
- Los Angeles
- Washington, D.C.
- Columbus, Ohio
The list of the most bed bug infested cities is complied by a national pest control company. This list is based on the number of requests they received during the year. Most people associated bed bugs with being located in beds (comforters and mattresses). However, bed bugs are also know for hiding in upholstered furniture and behind baseboards. These pests are often transported to new places for infestation by various articles of clothing, like jackets, purses, and even suitcases! Imagine going on vacation and bringing home bed bugs from your trip!
The article states that nearly 22% of Americans have come across bed bugs in their lifetime. If you find yourself with a bed bug infestation in your home, we can help. Trust the pest control experts at Horne’s Pest Control. Contact us and we can help you get rid of your problem pests and get your home back to normal.
Tips for travelers:
- Most obvious, but check the bedding for bugs (dead or alive) or dark blood spots
- Hang up clothing – don’t let clothing touch the floor, lie on bed or other hotel furniture
- Avoid putting clothing in drawers
- Upon returning home, wash all clothing from the trip in hot water and vacuum suitcase
In conclusion, if you would like to read the full list click here. This article from Business Wire gives more details regarding the most infested bed bug cities. In addition, check it out to find out what cities made the bed bug list!