The news would have you believe that bed bugs are a new problem, but that’s actually far from the truth. These pesky pests were mentioned in early Greece as early as 400 BC! So when you hear stories about bed bugs in Philadelphia, you can be sure we’re not the first ones dealing with this problem.
What’s The Deal with Bed Bugs in Philadelphia?
Do you have Philly pride? Well, we have some bad news for you. Philadelphia made a not-so-great top-10 list. According to a Terminix study, Philadelphia was the 10th worse city in the United States for bed bugs. And that’s a good study; other sources list Philadelphia as the second worst.
Even if you call Philly your home and you’re not staying in a hotel, you still go to places every day that can put you at risk, like:
- Public libraries
- Retail stores
- Movie theaters
- Public transport
- Places of worship
- Office buildings
- Laundry facilities
- Nursing homes
- Second-hand item stores and yard sales
So, if you can find them everywhere, how do you know you have a problem? It’s probably easier to spot the signs they leave behind than finding an actual bed bug. Check for bites on your arms, neck, or head, and then inspect your bed. Look for rust-colored stains from the crushed bugs. And look for tiny clusters of brown or black spots on the mattress, especially along the seams. This is their excrement—a clear sign they are there.
Don’t Let Bed Bugs Cause Your Sleepless Nights.
If you suspect you may have a bed bug infestation, call Green Pest Solutions at 877-636-9469 right away. We’ll make sure you rest easy and pest free.
Bed bug bites can lead to skin rashes, allergic reactions, and psychological symptoms, not to mention a sense of uneasiness as you close your eyes at night. Rest easy after you read this handy guide to the most common species of bed bugs and know how to identify and control them.