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Bed Bugs Shied Away With Less Pandemic Travel. They’re Not Gone

  • New York City fell in U.S. bed bug ranking to No. 12: Orkin
  • Bugs will travel again when humans do, entomologists say
Bed bug feeding on human skin

Photographer: VW Pics/Universal Images Group Editorial/Getty Images

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They latch onto clothes and luggage in search of human blood. But less travel during the Covid-19 pandemic has helped keep away these unwanted visitors: bed bugs.