You can hail it as the City of Brotherly Love
or you can condemn it as Killadelphia
(for its high rate of homicides). Or if you're in a hurry you can just shorten it to Philly. But when the itch on your arm becomes intolerable don't hesitate to slam the city hard as Bedbugphilla
. A new survey has elevated Philadelphia
to the top spot in the list of America's Most Bedbug Infested Cities
pushing two-year winner New York City to the third spot. Pest control firm Terminix
conducted the survey.
View of Philadelphia from Philadelphia Museum of Art
Bedbugs are more than a nuisance. They are parasitic insects that feast on your blood and make you miserable. Bedbugs cause itchy welts and rashes and can remain undetected for months.
Tips for Travelers
Travel is both the joy and bane of the modern existence. The joy and adventure of exploring new places is sometimes tempered by the fear of leaving the safe haven of home, sweet home for the unknown risks of strange places. But a lot of business travel is often unavoidable, more so if you want to keep your job in this dreadful economic slump. To minimize the risks of bedbugs on your trips to Philadelphia or elsewhere, the survey suggests the following tips for travelers:
* Do not hesitate to ask for a change of rooms if you suspect your room has bedbugs. * Avoid storing your clothing in the hotel's furniture drawers. * Check hotel headboards, mattresses and box springs for bedbugs and dark blood spots. * Hang all clothing. Do not leave them on the bed or furniture. * Store suitcases on a luggage rack as far from the bed as possible. * Vacuum suitcases when returning home, and immediately wash clothing in hot water. * Between trips, store luggage in a sealed plastic bag in a garage or basement, away from bedrooms
Top Bedbug-Infested Cities in America (2012)
2. Cincinnati 3. New York City 4. Chicago 5. Detroit 6. Washington, D.C. 7. Columbus, Ohio 8. San Francisco 9. Denver 10. New Haven, Conn. 11. Dallas 12. Houston 13. Indianapolis 14. Miami 15. Cleveland Bedbugs can spoil your peace of mind during a trip. So take care and minimize your exposure by following the above tips. While Air-Savings
cannot swear to eradicate Philadelphia of these loathsome bugs, we can certainly promise to get you cheap fares to any city in Europe, Asia or Australia. More Information on Philadelphia Learn More about Bedbugs Explore Philadelphia Know Philadelphia on Wiki Philly News