Detroit Among Top Bedbug Cities

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
Pest control company study ranks Detroit in top three cities for pest calls.

Bed bugs are reddish-brown small (about 1/4-inch long), wingless and very flat

A leading pest control company has released a list of the 15 most bedbug-infested cities, and New York, Philadelphia and Detroit have scratched their way to the top.

Terminix is releasing its report Tuesday, basing it on an analysis of call volume to 350 service centers the Memphis, Tenn.-based company has throughout the country.

Bedbugs can be found in mattresses, furniture and clothing, and they feed off animal and human blood. Insect scientists say bedbugs are appearing on a scale not seen since before World War II. High-traffic areas such as hotels, airplanes and cruise ships are especially prone to infestations.

Ohio has three cities in the top 10 -- Cincinnati is fourth, Columbus is seventh and Dayton is eighth.


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