What city topped the list this year?
And, with infestations of the tiny pests making headlines throughout the summer in 2014, it may come as no surprise that the pest control company revealed that there was a nationwide increase in bedbug treatments over the last year, reporting an 18 percent increase in business.A city with reported infestations in a variety of public places including public transit vehicles, downtown office buildings, a fire station, a library, an elementary school and more. The “Windy City,” of Chicago comes in as the number one city with the most bedbug treatments performed between January and December 2014.
So what do you do if you’re concerned about pests becoming unwanted guests in your home? First, download Protect-A-Bed’s Bed Bugs 101 mobile application for tips on identifying, locating and preventing bedbugs. Additionally, consider purchasing a mattress and/or box spring encasement, which will not only prevent bedbugs from entering or escaping your bed, it will also make an inspection for the pesky critters easier and quicker.