Baltimore, D.C. top list of most bed bug-infested cities in America


    File In this Wednesday, March 30, 2011 file photo, A bed bug is displayed at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History in Washington. Canadian scientists detected drug-resistant MRSA bacteria in bedbugs from three hospital patients from a downtrodden Vancouver neighborhood. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

    WASHINGTON (WJLA) If you’re concerned about bed bugs, Baltimore and Washington, D.C. are not the cities for you.

    In its annual release of the Top 50 Bed Bug Cities list, Orkin, a pest controls services company, had Baltimore and Washington, D.C. as the top two cities on its list.

    For Baltimore, it’s the third year in a row, it has topped Orkin’s list.

    The list is based on treatment data from the metro areas where Orkin performed the most bed bug treatments from Dec. 1, 2017-Nov. 30, 2018.

    The ranking includes both residential and commercial treatments.

    1. Baltimore

    2. Washington, D.C.

    3. Chicago

    4. Los Angeles

    5. Columbus, Ohio

    6. New York (+2)

    7. Cincinnati (-1)

    8. Detroit (-1)

    9. Atlanta (+4)

    10. Philadelphia (+2)

    11. Cleveland-Akron (+3)

    12. San Francisco (-3)

    13. Raleigh-Durham, N.C. (+2)

    14. Indianapolis (-3)

    15. Dallas (-5)

    16. Norfolk, Va. (+2)

    17. Richmond, Va. (-1)

    18. Greenville, S.C. (+7)

    19. Charlotte, N.C.

    20. Grand Rapids, Mich. (+3)

    Buffalo, N.Y. (-1)

    Knoxville, Tenn. (-1)

    Nashville, Tenn. (-1)

    Champaign, Ill. (+2)

    Pittsburg (-1)

    Houston (-9)

    Denver (+1)

    Milwaukee (+1)

    Miami (+8)

    Louis (+5)

    Charleston, W.Va.

    Lansing, Mich. (new to list)

    Syracuse, N.Y.

    Phoenix (-7)

    Tampa, Fla. (+14)

    Greensboro, N.C. (+10)

    Omaha, Neb. (+2)

    Boston (-6)

    Seattle (-3)

    Las Vegas (+5)

    Orlando, Fla. (new to list)

    Davenport, Ill. (new to list)

    Hartford, Conn. (-13)

    Cedar Rapids, Iowa (-4)

    Dayton, Ohio (-11)

    Honolulu (-3)

    Flint, Mich. (-9)

    Wayne, Ind. (new to list)

    49. San Diego (-8)

    50. Youngstown, Ohio (new to list)

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