Posted by USBedBugs on 5/25/2011
The latest report by Terminix has been released on the top bed bug infested cities. New York retains the top spot for the second year in a row. This really is no surprise since NYC is a heavily populated city with people traveling to and from the Big Apple constantly. The company's list is based on customer complaints and infestations discovered during pest calls.
1. New York
7. Washington, D.C.
8. Los Angeles
10. San Francisco
11. Columbus, Ohio
12. Dayton, Ohio
14. Louisville, KY
There is no reason to fear traveling to these top infested cities, travelers now need to take a few simple precautions. Always inspect your hotel room for signs of beds bugs even before you bring your personal belongings into the room. Be sure to protect yourself with a BugZip which is available for purchase on our website.
Upon arriving home, empty your suitcases in your garage and any clothing should go right into the washing machine. Non-washable items should go right into the dryer for 10 to 15 minutes. If you need to bring clothes inside in advance of washing, use dissolvable laundry bags to prevent contaminating your laundry room with bed bugs.
With some simple tools and extra vigilance we can both travel with peace of mind and protect our home from an infestation. One bed bug can multiply into 30,000 in just six months, so early detection is essential and prevention measures should become integrated into how we live and travel.