For the second time in three years, Indianapolis has made the list of the top 15 most bedbug-infested cities in the country.
Pest control company Terminix released its 2012 rankings this week, with Indianapolis in the No. 13 spot. Philadelphia, Cincinnati and New York City, respectively, comprised the top three.
Since first compiling the rankings in 2010, Terminix has reported an increase in bedbugs across the country.
"Bedbugs continue to increase their presence across the U.S.," Stoy Hedges, an entomologist with Terminix, said in a news release. "While major metropolitan areas are most at risk, it is important to note that bedbugs have been spotted in cities and towns across the country."
The rankings are determined using data from 300 Terminix locations across the country, including the evaluation of service calls from customers and cases confirmed by service professionals.
Indianapolis did not appear on the top-15 list in 2011; in 2010, Indianapolis claimed the No. 12 spot.
Other cities that made this year's list are: Chicago, Detroit, Washington, D.C., Columbus, Ohio, San Francisco, Denver, New Haven, Conn., Dallas, Houston, Miami and Cleveland.
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