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Friday, September 25, 2015

If You Live In These 10 Cities, You Might Have Bed Bugs -- Yuck!

If You Live In These 10 Cities, You Might Have Bed Bugs -- Yuck!
If you are waking up every morning to itchy skin rashes, and you live in one of these 10 cities, you probably have bed bugs. You can't see them, and they are hard to get rid of. Bed bugs can produce skin rashes and allergic symptoms such as watery eyes, rashes, and running nose. They survive on human blood -- ewww!

Here are the 10 worst cities for bed bugs, according to Orkin Pest Control.

  • Chicago, IL
  • Detroit, MI
  • Columbus, OH
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Cleveland/Akron/Canton, OH
  • Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Denver, CO
  • Richmond/Petersburg, VA
  • Dayton, OH

How to prevent bed bugs

If you think you have bed bugs, call a professional to ensure they are properly eliminated. To prevent any further infestation, do the following:

  • Avoid buying used furniture and mattresses from unreliable sources  
  • Encase mattresses and box springs in mattress bags
  • Wash sheets and bedding regularly in hot water and dry them at hot temperature

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