SEATTLE Its safe to say bedbugs are some of the creepiest, crawliest, skin-tingliest insects on the planet. And if you dont like creepy, youll want to stay away from Chicago. The Windy City ranked highest among Orkins list of Bedbug Cities for all of last year, meaning more homes and apartments were treated for be bugs in Chicago than any other city in the country. Chicagos problem is so bad , the city council passed an ordinance requiring condo associations to have a formal management plan in place for detection and treatment of the pests. According to Orkin, the Top 10 worst cities for bedbugs are: Chicago Denver Indianapolis Seattle ranked number 18 on the list, dropping five spots from the previous year. Surprisingly, Seattle is only one spot behind New York City, a notorious center to one of the nations worst pests.
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While people debate climate, bugs are winning the battle – The York Daily Record

AP Photo/U.S. Forest ServiceThis undated file photo provided by the U.S. Forest Service shows egg masses of the hemlock woolly adelgid. Diaz says management at the Crestwood Suites on Roswell Road eventually moved her into another room, but it was too late. She says she later developed an infection in her leg. This is an actual wound that came from one of the bed bugs that infected my leg, Diaz says. Diaz says she was hospitalized and doctors discussed amputating her leg. Now, she has filed a lawsuit against the hotel. Her attorney, Sparticus Heyward, says the hotel is at fault. We believe they were on notice that they had a bed bug problem and they didnt do enough to prevent my client from suffering the severe injuries that she did, Heyward says.
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And it’s not good. Mosquito samples that used to be collected in late summer are now found prior to Memorial Day. Higher overnight-low temperatures are aiding the eggs of the Asian tiger mosquito, which carries dozens of diseases, including West Nile virus. So far this year 40 mosquito samples in York County have tested positive for the virus, according to the state West Nile Virus Control Program’s website. That’s down from recent years, Smith said, but the bugs remain a big concern. And so does the weather. “At first (the Asian tiger mosquito) was kind of a novelty,” Smith said.
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Woman suing hotel over bed bug bites | http://www.wsbtv.com

“I just get overwhelmed with having to explain to them all the time what happened to me,” she said, trying to hold back tears. Diaz said bed bugs attacked her at the Crestwood Suites Hotel in Marietta on Roswell Road. When she asked for a refund so she could move to another hotel she said management refused her request. She said management eventually moved her to another room, but it was too late. She said she later developed an infection in her leg. “This is an actual wound that came from one of the bed bugs that infected in my leg,” she said, showing the wound that she says looks like a bullet hole.
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