Pittsburgh ranks in top 20 cities for bed bugs in U.S.
The bed bugs are biting ... in Pittsburgh.
Terminix on Thursday released a list of the top 20 bed bug-infested cities in America, based on service requests the company received during the first half of 2017.
Pittsburgh came in at No. 12. But we're no Cleveland: they captured the No. 1 title.
“Bed bugs are notoriously difficult to eradicate,” Paul Curtis, director, technical services at Terminix, said in a press release, “and they can travel to new locations very easily — hitching a ride on clothing, handbags, suitcases and taxis, which can create substantial infestations in no time.”
Bed bugs are parasitic insects that feed on blood.
Signs of an infestation include reddish-brown blood spots on sheets or mattresses, a strong musty odor, or the bugs themselves, which are the size, shape and color of an apple seed, according to Terminix.
Here's the list:
4. Las Vegas
9. Oklahoma City
14. Tucson, Ariz.
15. San Francisco
16. St. Louis
18. Tampa, Fla.
19. Memphis, Tenn.
20. San Diego