Greenville / Spartanburg falls into the top 50 cities with Bed Bug activity

Yahoo News has reported the top 50 city / areas with bed bug activity in the US. Greenville / Spartanburg area comes in at # 47.  Yahoo reports an increase in bed bug activity in the last couple years of about 30%.  Bed bugs are small and easily overlooked. Most people pick them up when traveling to big cities or vacation areas and staying in hotels that have a problem. Bed bugs are about the size and color of a small apple seed but flat. bed bugThey tend to hide in the seam’s of sheets, bed spreads or pillow cases. They will also hide in box springs and joints of bed frames or furniture. They are not limited to just bedrooms though. They can easily move from room to room through walls by going through outlets or going under base boards. As people visit these larger cities with high activity they inadvertently bring the bed bugs home as hitch hikers on their luggage and travel bags.

Walker Pest Management is at the top of the heap when it comes to dealing with bed bugs. We use the latest heat treatment methods that gets into every nook and cranny of your home or apartment. There are no nasty chemicals or need to get rid of all of your furniture. This can be a huge savings to home owners. Treating for bed bugs is expensive enough without having to buy new bedding and furniture.

 

Here are the top 50 U.S. cities, ranked in order of the number of bedbug treatments. The number in parenthesis is the shift in ranking compared to January to December 2011:

 

Chicago (+1)

Detroit (+1)

 

Los Angeles (+2)

 

Denver

 

Cincinnati (-4)

 

Columbus, Ohio

 

Washington, D.C. (+1)

 

Cleveland/Akron/Canton (+5)

 

Dallas/Ft. Worth (-2)

 

New York (-1)

 

Dayton, Ohio (+4)

 

Richmond/Petersburg, Va. (-2)

 

Seattle/Tacoma (+14)

 

San Francisco/Oakland/San Jose (-2)

 

Raleigh/Durham/Fayetteville, N.C. (+4)

 

Indianapolis (+15)

 

Omaha, Neb. (+11)

 

Houston (-7)

 

Milwaukee (+13)

 

Baltimore (-2)

 

Syracuse, N.Y. (+2)

 

Boston (-8)

 

Colorado Springs/Pueblo, Colo. (+2)

 

Lexington, Ky. (-2)

 

Miami/Ft. Lauderdale (-1)

 

Hartford/New Haven, Conn. (+10)

 

Knoxville, Tenn. (+11)

 

Buffalo, N.Y. (+1)

 

Atlanta (-8)

 

Louisville, Ky. (+5)

 

Charleston/Huntington, W. Va. (+18)

 

San Diego, Calif. (-6)

 

Cedar Rapids/Waterloo, Iowa (+12)

 

Minneapolis/St. Paul (+12)

 

Phoenix (-1)

 

Pittsburgh (-6)

 

Honolulu (-19)

 

Grand Rapids/Kalamazoo, Mich. (+1)

 

Grand Junction/Montrose, Colo. (-1)

 

Nashville, Tenn.

 

Lincoln/Hastings/Kearney, Neb. (+7)

 

Albany/Schenectady/Troy, N.Y. (+2)

 

Charlotte (-10)

 

Tampa/St. Petersburg, Fla.

 

Sacramento/Stockton/Modesto, Calif. (-4)

 

Las Vegas (-30)

 

Greenville/Spartanburg/Asheville, S.C.

 

Champaign/Springfield, Ill.

 

Portland, Or.

 

Sioux City, Iowa


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