Philly ranks high on Orkin's list of top "bed bug cities"
Philadelphia ranks No. 2 on Orkin's recent list of top "Bed Bug Cities."
Driving the news: The pest control company released a report Monday showing it performed the second-most bed bug treatments in Philly, compared to metro areas across the U.S.
- The treatment data, released Monday, was collected from Dec. 1, 2020 through Nov. 30, 2021.
Details: Philadelphia had the largest increase compared to 2019-2020 data, jumping 12 spots, according to the report.
- Chicago remains in the No. 1 spot for the second year in a row.
- New York City, No. 3 on the list, moved up nine spots.
What they're saying: "Bed bugs are a concern for everyone because they are master hitchhikers, traveling home with people when they likely don't realize it," said Ben Hottel, an Orkin entomologist.
Tips for your home:
- Inspect mattress tags/seams, behind baseboards, headboards, outlets and picture frames for bugs.
- Make sure to examine all secondhand furniture before bringing it inside your home.
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