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Seattle, Tacoma Make Top 50 List of Bed Bug Cities

Tacoma and Seattle bed bugs have made their preference clear: This Pacific Northwest region is prime real estate for these bloodsucking pests. The Seattle/Tacoma area made the list of top cities for bed bugs, coming in at number 27 out of 50 – an improvement over last year, when we ranked number 24. (Holding strong in first and second place are Cincinnati and Chicago.)

While this is excellent news for Seattle bed bugs, it’s highly undesirable for Washington’s human residents, who may even now be running to call a pest control company. Tacoma and Seattle homes and businesses have been hit hard by the bed bug epidemic, which continues to show little sign of abating.

The rankings above are based on the number of bed bug treatments performed from January to December 2011. When compared to the 2010 results, 2011 brought a 33.6 percent increase in bed bug removal across the U.S.

For every pest control company, Tacoma and Seattle bed bugs continue to be a big challenge. The best way to curb an infestation – and preventing it from spreading – is to call a pest control professional as soon as you notice signs of bed bugs. The sooner you address the problem, the sooner the nightmare will end.

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