A bedbug infestation in a home can be an owner’s worst nightmare. These tiny bugs, 4–5 mm in length with red to dark brown colors, can easily travel from place to place, hitching rides on luggage and purses and ultimately take up residence inside a home.
Some parts of the country may be more prone to bedbug infestations. Orkin, a national pest company, released its annual rankings of the top bedbug cities. Washington, D.C., topped its list this year, while Baltimore fell to second spot after three years in the number one spot. Orkin’s list is based on treatment data from Dec. 1, 2018, to Nov. 30, 2019. The rankings reflect both residential and commercial treatments.
- Washington, D.C. (+1 on this year’s list compared to last year)
- Baltimore (–1)
- Los Angeles
- Columbus, Ohio
- New York
- Detroit (+1)
- Cincinnati (–1)
- Indianapolis (+5)
- Atlanta (–1)
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