Philadelphia in top 3 worst cities for bed bugs
Just like the nasty little creepers, Philadelphia is crawling down Orkin's recent list of top "Bed Bug Cities."
Driving the news: The pest control company released a report Monday showing it performed the third-most bed bug treatments in Philly, compared to metro areas across the country.
- The data was collected from Dec. 1, 2021 through Nov. 30, 2022.
The big picture: Philadelphia showed a slight improvement, down a spot from last year when the city ranked second in the nation.
- Chicago remains No. 1 spot for the third year in a row. Los Angeles saw the biggest jump this year, up seven spots to put it in the top five.
Some tips to prevent bed bugs: 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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