Report: Philadelphia is now the most bed bug-infested city

    Fat, dirty, unattractive — Philadelphia’s been at or near the top of a lot of unflattering lists.

    But the list we’re on now is a whole different kind of gross.
    Pest-control provider Terminix says we’re tops on the “Most Bedbug-Infested Cities” list.

    We bumped New York from its two-year reign of the top spot. NYC is now No. 3. Cleveland is last at 15, but Cincinnati and Columbus are also on the list, so Ohio isn’t faring too well.

    The list is based on data from Terminix’s 300 nationwide branches.

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