Bed Bug Infested Cities
Exterminators have been working hard to treat bed bugs this year, especially in large travel states like Ohio, Illinois and New York. The highest treatment for bed bugs over 2012 (according to a recent report by Orkin) were found to be:
- Los Angeles
- Dallas/Ft. Worth
- New York
- Richmond/Petersburg, Virginia
Why are bed bug infestations increasing?
As you may have noticed, a lot of bed bug infested cities are in highly urban areas with large airports. That is because bed bugs are likely to travel with you on clothing and/or in luggage. There are helpful products to prevent bed bugs while traveling including bed bug proof travel pillows and bedbug luggage liners of various sizes.
It is also possible that bed bug populations and recognition of infestations have been increasing throughout the United States. You can see more US bed bugs stats here.
At this point, bed bug statistics indicate that bed bug prevention is key to reducing the need and cost of bed bug treatment. If these findings make you itch, feel free to read more about bed bug prevention here.