Every year, a list of the cities with the most bed bug treatments is released, and thankfully Albuquerque is not ranked in the Top 50. However, travelers may want to take note of the cities experiencing high incidences of bed bug treatments.
With bed bug infestations in the news every day, it is important to check for bed bugs particularly when traveling, whether you stay in a hotel or visit in the homes of friends or family.
Chicago moved to the top spot for bed bugs last year, up from second place in 2011. The other top 10 cities include:
- Los Angeles
- Columbus, Ohio
- Washington, D.C.
- Dallas/Ft. Worth
- New York
Incidences of bed bugs have been increasing over the last few years. The rankings study found that treatments for bed bugs nationwide have increased 33 percent over 2011.
New Mexico bed bugs incidences are also increasing, just like in other U.S. cities. Pest Defense Solutions treats two or three cases of bed bugs in Albuquerque every week. Bed bugs are usually found in bed parts, such as mattresses and box springs, or other tight cracks and crevices. Adult bedbugs are similar in size and color to an apple seed, while young bed bugs look like many tiny black reddish dots. They feed only on the blood of humans and other warm-blooded hosts. Bed bugs are difficult to eradicate, and it is best to seek the advice of a pest control expert if you have concerns about bed bugs.Bed bugs, Exterminators, Insects, Pest Control, Pest Control Companies