Raleigh Come In At 15TH For Top US Bedbug Cities
They’re creepy. They’re crawly. They feed on your blood; and Raleigh, NC is full of them! They are bedbugs, and Raleigh was ranked as the 15th most infested bedbug city for 2013. This is up four spots from last year’s ranking.
The dubious ranking is determined from the list of cities with the most frequent bedbug reports between January and December of 2012; and took into account the Raleigh/Durham/Fayetteville, NC areas. Charlotte, by the way, happens to be way down the bedbug list at number 43.
It’s not a claim that any city wants to have, but the truth is bedbugs continue to be a big problem in the United States. Pest control professionals have reported a 32 percent increase in bedbug activity compared to the 2011 infestation numbers. Scary!
Read more about the growing bedbug epidemic here.
The Top 10 Bedbug Infested Cities
3. Los Angeles
6. Columbus, Ohio
7. Washington, D.C.
9. Dallas/Ft. Worth
10. New York City
Bedbugs continue to be on the rise in the United States, and they are one of the most challenging pests to control. They are most commonly found in beds or bedding, but can also hide in your furniture, baseboards, carpet, and even on your walls and ceiling.
Bedbugs are a reddish-brown in color, and can grow to 3/8 inch in length. These pests are nocturnal feeders, which feed on the blood of human hosts. During they day, bedbugs will look to hide along the seams of your mattress, or any other out-of-site crakes, crevices, or holes.
Raleigh, NC exterminators are up to date on the most recent methods and pesticides used to control bedbugs. Quality pest control companies will first inspect your home or apartment for bedbugs. Some may even employ the help of a bedbug dog that can sniff out an infestation.
Avoid using foggers, aerial pesticides, and bug bombs to eliminate these bloodsuckers. They do not work and can even endanger your health. The Federal Trade Commission is even taking action against unproven bedbug treatments. Read more here.
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