Philly is accustomed to appearing on lists it would prefer not to be on, including the June 2012 Terminix report that turned the city's mattresses upside down. An annual list by the pest-control company named Philadelphia the No. 1 most bedbug-infested city in the country.
But this month, competitor Orkin released its annual Top 50 Bedbug Cities report - and Philly didn't crack the list.
Maybe Philadelphia has quickly gotten rid of bedbugs?
Not so fast.
Ron Harrison, Orkin's director of technical services, said an uptick in other regions is likely the reason. The rate of extermination services in the city, he said, appears to be on par with past years'.