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L.A. Ranks 10th in Nation for Bedbug Infestations

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Maybe you said this rhyme as a kid: "Good night, sleep tight, don't let the bedbugs bite!"Angelenos are still having to worry about infestations--in fact, according to a Terminix report, L.A. ranks at number 10 in a nationwide list of cities and the severity of their bedbug problem, reports the Daily News.

The issue locally is concentrated in "in lower-income areas of Los Angeles, where residents are more likely to reuse bedbug-ridden furniture and mattresses," explains a pest control professional.

World travel is a prime source for the spread of infestations, and, as a result, "[h]otel furniture can be a haven for bedbugs, as can other tourist destinations like airplanes, cruise ships and theaters."

Mind you, we have less of a problem here than in New York City (#1), and several Ohio cities who also made the top 10.