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Top 50 American Cities With The Worst Bed Bug Problems, 2020

Baltimore city was just ranked as the worst city in the United States for bed bugs, according to an annual list by pest control company Orkin, followed by Washington DC, Chicago, and Los Angeles. Number four was Columbus, Ohio and number five was New York.

Other major cities include Detroit (8), San Francisco (12), Miami (29), Boston (38) and Las Vegas (40).

The list is based on treatment data from the metro areas where the pest control company performed the most bed bug treatments and includes both residential and commercial properties. And this list shows the 50 American cities that have been most affected by it.

They are mostly found in bedding, mattresses, on headboards and in bed frames and box springs. The bugs often seek cool, dark places and can be on airplanes, trains, buses, rental cars or hotel rooms.

These are the top 50 bed bug-infested cities in the U.S.

  1. Baltimore
  2. Washington, D.C.
  3. Chicago
  4. Los Angeles
  5. Columbus, Ohio
  6. New York
  7. Cincinnati
  8. Detroit
  9. Atlanta
  10. Philadelphia
  11. Cleveland, Akron
  12. San Francisco
  13. RaleighDurham, N.C.
  14. Indianapolis
  15. Dallas
  16. Norfolk, Va.
  17. Richmond, Va.
  18. Greenville, S.C.
  19. Charlotte, N.C.
  20. Grand Rapids, Mich.
  21. Buffalo, N.Y.
  22. Knoxville, Tenn.
  23. Nashville, Tenn.
  24. Champaign, Ill.
  25. Pittsburg
  26. Houston
  27. Denver
  28. Milwaukee
  29. Miami
  30. Louis
  31. Charleston, W.Va.
  32. Lansing, Mich.
  33. Syracuse, N.Y.
  34. Phoenix
  35. Tampa, Fla.
  36. Greensboro, N.C.
  37. Omaha, Neb.
  38. Boston
  39. Seattle
  40. Las Vegas
  41. Orlando, Fla.
  42. Davenport, Ill.
  43. Hartford, Conn.
  44. Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  45. Dayton, Ohio
  46. Honolulu
  47. Flint, Mich.
  48. Wayne, Ind.
  49. San Diego
  50. Youngstown, Ohio
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