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Bedbugs? There's an app for that

The Bed Bug Alert app is available on

The Bed Bug Alert app is available on iTunes. Photo Credit: Screen grab

Bedbugs have been getting a lot of media attention in recent months, after virtually disappearing in the United States for more than a generation. They've been showing up in hotels and motels, 5-star resorts, shopping malls, museums and even a radio station in New York.

According to Terminix, the "Power Over Pests" people, the most bedbug-infested cities this year are:

1. New York
2. Philadelphia
3. Detroit
4. Cincinnati
5. Chicago
6. Denver
7. Columbus, Ohio
8. Dayton, Ohio
9. Washington, D.C.
10. Los Angeles
11. Boston
12. Indianapolis
13. Louisville, Ky.
14. Cleveland
15. Minneapolis, Minn.

Worried you might bring some home from your next vacation? Thanks to a little thing called technology, you can keep on top of sightings with a new iPhone app and check it before booking a room. It was only a matter of time, wasn't it?

For $1.99 on iTunes, the Bed Bug Alert app will allow you to "stay on top of the rampant spread of bedbugs... No matter where you are located, you can easily see all reported infestations of these pesky creatures. Thousands of locations of bed bugs are updated daily. Protect yourself and know what lurks around you with Bed Bug Alert."

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