City in NC ranked 17 in nation for bedbugs



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RALEIGH, N.C. — When it comes to bed bugs, Raleigh-Durham comes in at No. 17 in the United States.

It’s not just a problem in hotels. Now, these small pests are popping up in people’s homes.

When it comes to warning signs, representatives with Orkin have these tips:

“First of all, it’s good to know that bed bugs are big, the size of an apple seed, so you will see them. The problem is they’re not just lying out on your bed. They’re hiding in the cracks and crevices around the edge of the mattress, in the box spring, around the headboard and around the tags. So, actually you can pull back your sheets and fitted sheets on your mattress and look for them,” said Orkin Entomologist Dr. Ron Harrison.

Harrison suggests checking every time you wash your sheets. However, it’s not just the bugs you’re looking for. Bed bugs bite you, but you might not know it or show signs of it.

Read more: WTVD

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