Philadelphia ranks high three amongst worst cities for mattress bugs

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Philadelphia ranks top 3 among worst cities for bed bugs

Illustration: Maura Losch/Axios

Just like those nasty little creepers, Philadelphia creeps up on Orkin’s latest list of the best “bed bug cities.”

Driving the news: The pest control company released a report Monday showing it had the third most bed bug treatments in Philly compared to metro areas across the country.

  • Data was collected from December 1, 2021 to November 30, 2022.

The big picture: Philadelphia showed a slight improvement, down one place from last year when the city ranked second in the nation.

  • Chicago remains at No. 1 for the third straight year. Los Angeles made the biggest jump this year, climbing seven spots to bring it into the top five.

Some hints To prevent bed bugs: Check mattress labels/seams behind baseboards, headboards, electrical outlets and picture frames for insects.

  • Make sure you examine any used furniture before bringing it into your home.

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