• Indy joins the ranks of bed bug-infested cities

    June 12, 2012 No comments

    Indianapolis has joined the ranks of the most bed bug-infested cities in the U.S.

    The Circle City is ranked number 13 in a study conducted by Terminix. It is the city’s first appearance on the list.

    Increased travel throughout the summer is a big cause of the rising number of bed bugs seen.

    The list compiled data from the 300 Terminix branches across the country. The company created the rankings by evaluating service calls from customers, as well as confirmed cases by service professionals.

    Other Midwest cities on the list include: Cincinnati, Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio.

    The city that tops the list is Philadelphia. New York City dropped to third on the list after holding the top spot for two years.

    As travelers plan to hit the road this summer, Terminix has some advice to slow the spread of bed bugs. It includes checking hotel mattresses for bed bugs, avoiding storing clothing in the hotel’s furniture drawers and vacuuming suitcases when one returns home.

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