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Bed Bug Testing Services

Category Press Release
Publish Date 3/30/2021
Author Paul Cochrane
Title Annual List Released That Includes Top 50 U.S. Cities with the Most Bed Bug Infestation Treatments
Introduction EMSL Analytical provides laboratory testing services and sampling kits to identify the existence of bed bugs (Cimex lectularius) from all types of indoor environments utilizing advanced qPCR methods.

Cinnaminson, NJ, March 30th, 2021

Recently, one of the nation’s largest commercial and residential pest control companies released its annual list of top 50 cities in the United States where the most bed bug treatments were performed at. Chicago moved up two spots from last year’s list, to rank first. The cities that follow close behind are Baltimore, Washington, DC, Detroit, and Columbus, OH.

Bed bugs are small, flat, parasitic insects that feed on the blood of people and animals, usually while they sleep. They are experts at hiding, which can make them difficult to find. The presence of bed bugs can be an ongoing annoyance because they often cause itching and loss of sleep for people living, working in, or visiting an infested property. Some people may also suffer allergic reactions caused by their presence.

“Bed bug infestations can take place almost anywhere,” said Joe Frasca, Senior Vice President, Marketing at EMSL Analytical, Inc. “These parasitic insects have been found in everything from homes and apartments to luxury resorts. Bed bugs have also been an issue on trains, commercial airplanes, and cruise ships. Fortunately, EMSL offers an easy-to-use test kit that requires a dust sample, which is then sent to the laboratory where it is analyzed using highly sensitive DNA-based techniques. Testing is instrumental, as buildings or businesses can temporarily close due to an infestation.”

EMSL 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 indoor environmental quality (IEQ) testing services, please visit www.EMSL.com, call (800) 220-3675, or email info@EMSL.com. To access the Bed Bug Test Kit or other IEQ kits, visit www.EMSLTestKits.com.


About EMSL Analytical, Inc.
EMSL Analytical is one of the leading testing laboratories throughout the United States and Canada. EMSL is a nationally recognized and locally focused provider specializing in fast laboratory results for mold, bacteria, Legionella, USP <797>, pathogens, asbestos, lead, soot, char & ash from fires, VOC’s, odors, radon, formaldehyde, indoor air quality, microbiology, environmental, industrial hygiene, radiological, food, beverage & consumer products, and material testing services for the identification of unknown substances. EMSL services both professionals and the general public. EMSL maintains an extensive list of accreditations from leading organizations as well as state and federal regulating bodies including, but not limited to A2LA, AIHA-LAP, LLC (AIHA-LAP, LLC EMLAP, AIHA-LAP, LLC IHLAP, AIHA-LAP, LLC ELLAP), NVLAP, CDC ELITE, CPSC, CA ELAP, NY ELAP, TX DOH, NJDEP, and multiple other state accrediting agencies. Please visit our website at www.EMSL.com for a complete listing of accreditations. In addition, EMSL carries a wide range of Sampling Equipment and Investigative Products for environmental professionals.
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