Bed bugs are tiny pests that can be a big nuisance, and a recent report by Terminix has shed light on these unwelcome guests in cities across America.

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Michigan finds itself in the spotlight with three of its cities making it to the list of the top 50 bed bug-infested places in the country.

The Bed Bug Menace

Bed bugs are not your typical creepy-crawlies; they are expert hitchhikers and can find their way into homes through luggage, second-hand furniture, or even on clothing. Once inside, they make themselves at home in the cracks and crevices of beds, furniture, and walls, coming out at night to feed on human blood.

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While they don't spread diseases, their bites can cause itching and discomfort, making them a major headache for anyone unlucky enough to have them.

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Michigan's Unpleasant Bed Bug Ranking

According to the Terminix report, three Michigan cities have earned the unwanted honor of being among the top 50 bed bug-infested cities in the United States.

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These cities struggle with a higher incidence of bed bug infestations compared to many others across the nation.

New Study of Most Infested Cities Includes 3 Michigan Cities

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Detroit: The Motor City, known for its rich automotive history, is unfortunately making headlines for something far less glamorous – bed bugs.

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Grand Rapids: Nestled on the Grand River, Grand Rapids is a city celebrated for its art, culture, and outdoor activities. However, the report indicates that it's also strugglin with a bed bug problem.

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Flint: Known for its resilience and community spirit, Flint is facing a different kind of challenge – a rise in bed bug infestations. Residents are encouraged to collaborate and implement measures to curb the spread of these pests.

What Can You Do To Prevent Bed Bugs?

There are steps that you can take to prevent and address bed bug infestations:

Regular Inspection: Conduct regular checks for signs of bed bugs, such as small reddish-brown bugs, tiny white eggs, or small black fecal spots on bedding.

Clutter Control: Reduce clutter in living spaces as it provides hiding spots for bed bugs. Keep bedrooms and living areas tidy to minimize potential hiding places.

Laundry Vigilance: Wash bedding, curtains, and clothing regularly in hot water to eliminate any potential bed bug hitchhikers.

Professional Help: If an infestation is suspected, seek professional pest control services. They have the expertise and tools to effectively eliminate bed bugs from homes.

New Bed Bug Report Finds Michigan Has 3 Of The Worst Cities In America

These are the other 47 bed bug infested cities across America.

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