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Bed Bug Infested Cities of the U.S.

Bed Bug Infested Cities of the U.S.

Those slayers of wee beasties, Orkin and Terminix, complied top ten lists of the most bed-bug-infested cities in the U.S.       

The Terminix list:

  1. New York
  2. Philadelphia
  3. Detroit
  4. Cincinnati
  5. Chicago
  6. Denver
  7. Columbus, Ohio
  8. Dayton, Ohio
  9. Washington, D.C.
  10. Los Angeles

The Orkin list:

  1. Cincinnati
  2. Columbus, Ohio
  3. Chicago
  4. Denver
  5. Detroit
  6. Washington, D.C.
  7. New York
  8. Philadelphia
  9. Dayton, Ohio
  10. Baltimore

If you happen to live in one of them, take a deep breath and take a look at Green Daily's tips on how to NOT freak out about it. And if you want to avoid them, check out care2's 10 tips.

On a related note, an unnamed source with good authority tells me that insurance companies are now including bed bug wavers in their homeowners insurance policies, meaning, if you bring the buggers home and they take over, and you have to replace things such as upholstered furniture and bedding, it's not going to be covered. 

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