Pest control firm announces top cities for bedbug infestations – makes you itch uncontrollably

Pest control firm Terminix just released a list of the 15 most bedbug-infested cities, “based on an analysis of call volume reporting bedbug infestations and of confirmed bedbug cases reported by sales professionals in 350 of the company’s service centers”.

The list contains very few surprises, New York takes the top spot, but Ohio manages to snag four of the top fifteen cities. Apologies in advance if I keep you up all night with phantom itches.

Getting rid of these nasty bugs is a laborious process – the Harvard School of Public Health has a great resource on how to detect and eradicate them.

Here are the top 15 cities where bedbug infestations are found:

  1. New York, NY
  2. Philadelphia PA
  3. Detroit MI
  4. Cincinnati OH
  5. Chicago IL
  6. Denver CO
  7. Columbus OH
  8. Dayton OH
  9. Washington DC
  10. Los Angeles CA
  11. Boston MA
  12. Indianapolis IN
  13. Louisville KY
  14. Cleveland OH
  15. Minneapolis MN

[Photo: AP Photo/Virginia Tech Department of Entomology]