Cities with the Worst Bed Bugs Problem

Bed Bugs are a major problem throughout the United States.  There are particular cities that are hard hit however.  If you live in one of these cities, take note!  Live in Chicago or any major metro area in Ohio and think you have bed bugs?  You probably do!  Although perhaps you don’t – but guess what: many of your neighbors do.  So you might want to think about safeguarding yourself.

Here’s the list, according to an article on Time magainze’s website.  Reviewing this list, it’s clear Ohio has the biggest problem with bed bugs, with 5 cities on the list and 4 in the top 10.  Really, no other state gets close to touching Ohio’s problem, but California, New York, Illinois each have four cities on the list, while Texas, even though it only has two cities on the list, falls in the top 20 for both.  Perhaps the most important thing to keep in mind is that if you are living in one of these cities, and take public transit regularly, you may want to change your behavior to avoid picking up a bed bug from someone on the transit.  Check out some of our tips here.

  1. Chicago
  2. Detroit
  3. Columbus, Ohio
  4. Los Angeles
  5. Cleveland – Akron – Canton, Ohio
  6. Dallas – Ft. Worth
  7. Cincinnati
  8. Denver
  9. Richmond – Petersburg, Va.
  10. Dayton, Ohio
  11. Indianapolis
  12. Houston
  13. Seattle – Tacoma
  14. WashingtonDistrict of Columbia – Hagerstown, Md.
  15. Milwaukee
  16. San Francisco – Oakland – San Jose
  17. Raleigh – Durham – Fayetteville, N.C.
  18. New York
  19. Charleston – Huntington, W.Va.
  20. Grand Rapids – Kalamazoo – Battle Creek, Mich.
  21. Omaha, Neb.
  22. Louisville, Ky.
  23. Nashville, Tenn.
  24. Lexington, Ky.
  25. Atlanta
  26. Buffalo, N.Y.
  27. Sacramento – Stockton – Modesto, Calif.
  28. Syracuse, N.Y.
  29. Boston – Manchester
  30. Charlotte, N.C.
  31. Baltimore
  32. Phoenix – Prescott
  33. Miami – Ft. Lauderdale
  34. Knoxville, Tenn.
  35. Cedar Rapids – Waterloo – Dubuque, Iowa
  36. Minneapolis – St. Paul
  37. Hartford – New Haven, Conn.
  38. Champaign – Springfield – Decatur, Ill.
  39. San Diego
  40. Lincoln – Hastings – Kearney, Neb.
  41. Kansas City, Mo.
  42. Honolulu
  43. Albany – Schenectady – Troy, N.Y.
  44. Colorado Springs – Pueblo, Colo.
  45. Myrtle Beach – Florence, S.C.
  46. St. Louis
  47. Greenville – Spartanburg, S.C. – Asheville, N.C.
  48. Bowling Green, Ky.
  49. Ft. Wayne, Ind.
  50. Toledo, Ohio

 

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