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Bed Bug Awareness Week: These are the Most Bed Bug-Infested Cities in the U.S.

Via Newsweek

As summer approaches, mass bed bug infestations become the norm for many. But according to research, cities Philadelphia, New York and Dallas Fort Worth will suffer the worst.

Bed bugs can be found in bedding and mattresses, as well as personal belongings such as jackets, purses and luggage, taking on the role of the microscopic hitchhiker.

The research, which was conducted by Terminix, also found that 22 percent of Americans have had a bed bug encounter, especially if they have children (35 percent). Worryingly, nearly half of the country who travel (48 percent) do not know what precautions to take to guard against them.