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Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego Once Again Make the List for Top Cities With Bed Bug Infestations

LA Testing provides laboratory services and test kits that utilize advanced DNA-based methods to identify the presence of bed bugs (Cimex lectularius).


Huntington Beach, CA – WEBWIRE

This past January,  Orkin  published its annual  Top 50 Bed Bug Cities List  and it included several major population centers in California. The highest ranking city in the state was Los Angeles (ranked 4 th  for a second year in a row) followed by the San Francisco (13 th ) and San Diego (44 th ). The list was compiled from bed bug data from residential and commercial treatments from the pest control company’s operations spanning from December 1 st  of 2018 through November 30 th  of 2019.

“In the release of the Top 50 Bed Bug Cities it was reported that hotels spend an average of more than $6,383 per bed bug incident,” said Michael Chapman, Laboratory Manager of LA Testing’s Huntington Beach facility. “It also stated that these tiny insects can live more than 300 days and a female can lay an amazing 200 to 500 eggs over its lifetime. Some of the most common places where bed bugs are discovered include homes, apartments, condominiums, hotels and motels. Bed bugs are tiny and experts at hiding, this makes them quite difficult to find with just a visual search.”

The indoor environmental quality (IEQ) testing experts at LA Testing are dedicated to helping identify bed bug infestations, as well as confirming that treatment and cleanup activities have been comprehensive. With multiple laboratories throughout California, LA Testing offers an easy-to-use bed bug test kit that identifies these small pests through the science of DNA-based laboratory techniques. A small dust sample is collected from an area that is then sent to LA Testing’s laboratory for analysis.

LA Testing has also sponsored an educational video about bed bugs that can be seen at:  https://youtu.be/gfAt_UAgNqA .

To learn more about bed bug testing or other building science, environmental, occupational, health and safety services, please visit  www.LATesting.com , email  info@LATesting.com  or call (800) 755-1794. To access bed bug test kits, visit  www.EMSLTestKits.com .

About LA Testing
LA Testing is California’s leading laboratory for indoor air quality testing of asbestos, mold, lead, VOCs, formaldehyde, soot, char, ash and smoke damage, particulates and other chemicals. In addition, LA Testing offers a full range of air sampling and investigative equipment to professionals and the general public. LA Testing maintains an extensive list of accreditations including: : AIHA-LAP, LLC (AIHA-LAP, LLC EMLAP, AIHA-LAP, LLC IHLAP, AIHA-LAP, LLC ELLAP), CDC ELITE, NVLAP, State of California, State of Hawaii Department of Health and other states. LA Testing, along with the EMSL Analytical, Inc. network, has multiple laboratories throughout California including South Pasadena, Huntington Beach, San Leandro, San Diego and Ontario.


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