HOUSTON It looks like the Bayou City has earned a spotamong the most bedbug-infested cities in the country.
According to a study conducted by Terminix, Houston ranked No. 12 on their top-15list.
The only good news? Dallas was No. 11.
But seriously, Terminix created the list by compiling data from their 300 branches across the U.S. Researchers evaluated bedbug-related service calls from customers, as well as confirmed cases by service professionals.
Bedbugs continue to increase their presence across the U.S., said Stoy Hedges, an entomologist with Terminix. While major metropolitan areas are most at risk, it is important to note that bedbugs have been spotted in cities and towns across the country.
Philadelphia took top honors this year, followed by Cincinnati; New York City; Chicago; Detroit; Washington, D.C.; Columbus, Ohio; San Francisco; Denver, New Haven, Conn.; Dallas, Houston, Indianapolis, Miami and Cleveland.