It's one of those "worst nightmare" scenarios. One day everything is fine and the next you're trying to deal with a bed bug infestation. They're hard to get rid of. It takes a lot of time and effort. The worst part of it all is the fact that you can get them from the places you would least suspect.
Here is the city in Texas that landed in the top 20 of "bed bug cities".
The Top Bed Bug Cities In The U.S.
Orkin released their list earlier this year, and it laid out the cities with the most reported bed bug treatments. The list was pretty interesting. For instance, the top city was Chicago. It was followed by New York and Philadelphia.
So, how did Texas do?
Dallas Was The Top Bed Bug City In Texas
According to their report, Dallas topped out the rest of the cities in Texas. It also outdid many cities in the county. The list placed Dallas in the top 20.
Dallas ranked 17th overall in Orkin's top cities list. It found itself nestled between Atlanta (16), and Pittsburgh (18). The good news is that Dallas actually went down a spot compared to last year.
That's a bit of good news...I guess. Houston was also on the list and came in at 44th.
How To Prevent Bed Bugs
The best way to prevent an out-of-control bed bug situation is to be proactive. Check for the signs of a bed bug infestation regularly. If you travel check your hotel room for signs, and don't leave your luggage on the floor or near the bed. Check out this list of tips for preventing bed bugs.
This whole conversation makes me shudder. Sleep tight and...well, you know the rest.
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