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New Survey Shows Bed Bugs On The Rise In Philly

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - Philadelphia has a problem with bedbugs.

In fact, a new survey has the city ranking quite high when it comes to critter infestations.

Philadelphia is number six on the list of 50 most infested cities, and it's the first time we've been on the list since 2011.

Charles Peoples -- manager of the Philadelphia Branch of Orkin -- says workers are busy going house to house:

"We're roughly doing two services a day that's full bedbug treatment, every day we're receiving either phone calls or also doing inspections at homes and other locations, bedbugs have yes become a daily part of our business."

Peoples says at home or in a hotel, look in the bed and under the mattress for the bugs:

"Looking to make sure there's no evidence or signs of bedbugs which would be the actual bedbugs themselves, any fecal matter, any stains or things like that, that's what you'd be looking for.

He says professionals can get rid of them, quite often with high heat treatments.

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