Worst bed bug cities: Did you make the list?
Pest control company Orkin has released their annual list of the 25 worst cities for bed bug infestations. Chicago took over top spot from Cincinatti, who fell to number five. Also in the top five were Detroit, Los Angeles, and Denver. Orkin says they saw a 32% uptick in bed bug infestations last year, compared to 2011.
According to the Huffington Post, an etymologist working with Orkin, Ron Harrison, says, "we all need to be very cautious when we travel--whether it is business or pleasure, or to visit family, friends or vacation," due to the diversity in the top-ranking cities.
The top 25 worst cities for bed bug infestation are:
3. Los Angeles
6. Columbus, Ohio
7. Washington, D.C.
9. Dallas/Ft. Worth
10. New York City
12. Richmond/Petersburg, VA
14. San Francisco/Oakland/San Jose
15. Raleigh/Durham/Fayetteville, NC
17. Omaha, Neb
23. Colorado Springs/Pueblo, Colo.
24. Lexington, KY
25. Miami/Ft. Lauderdale
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