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Indy Makes Top 50 Bed Bug Cities List

Pest control company Orkin recently released its annual list of top 50 cities for bed bug treatments and Indianapolis had 11th-most in 2017. Indianapolis, bed bugs2018-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
Indy Makes Top 50 Bed Bug Cities List

A bed bug nymph.

Centers For Disease Control and Prevention

Pest control company Orkin recently released its annual list of top 50 cities for bed bug treatments and Indianapolis had 11th-most in 2017.

The list is based on treatment data from the metro areas where Orkin performed the most bed bug treatments from Dec. 1, 2016 to Nov. 30, 2017.  The ranking includes both residential and commercial treatments.

 "Any type of home is prone to bed bugs," says Tim Husen, an Orkin entomologist. "It has nothing to do with sanitation. We have treated for bed bugs everywhere, from newly built upscale homes to public housing." 

Husen says bed bugs continue to invade homes and businesses on a regular basis because they aren't seasonal pests, and only need blood to survive.

Here’s how the list stacks up:

  1. Baltimore
  2. Washington, D.C.
  3. Chicago
  4. Los Angeles (+2)
  5. Columbus, Ohio
  6. Cincinnati (+2)
  7. Detroit
  8. New York (-4)
  9. San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose
  10. Dallas-Fort Worth (+5)
  11. Indianapolis
  12. Philadelphia
  13. Atlanta (+3)
  14. Cleveland-Akron-Canton, Ohio (-1)
  15. Raleigh-Durham, N.C. (-3)
  16. Richmond-Petersburg, Va. (-5)
  17. Houston
  18. Norfolk-Portsmouth-Newport News, Va. (+2)
  19. Charlotte, N.C. (-3)
  20. Buffalo, N.Y. (-2)
  21. Knoxville, Tenn.
  22. Nashville, Tenn. (+1)
  23. Grand Rapids-Kalamazoo-Battle Creek, Mich. (+4)
  24. Pittsburgh
  25. Greenville-Spartanburg, S.C.-Asheville, N.C.
  26. Champaign-Springfield-Decatur, Ill. (+4)
  27. Phoenix (-1)
  28. Denver (-6)
  29. Milwaukee
  30. Hartford-New Haven, Conn. (+1)
  31. Charleston-Huntington, W.Va. (+5)
  32. Boston (-4)
  33. Syracuse, N.Y. (+7)
  34. Dayton, Ohio (-2)
  35. St. Louis (+2)
  36. Seattle (-2)
  37. Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. (+9)
  38. Flint-Saginaw-Bay City, M.I. (new to list)
  39. Omaha, N.E. (-6)
  40. Cedar Rapids-Waterloo-Dubuque, Iowa (-2)
  41. San Diego (new to list)
  42. Lexington, Ky. (+1)
  43. Honolulu, Hawaii (+5)
  44. Louisville, Ky. (-3)
  45. Las Vegas (+4)
  46. Greensboro-High Point-Winston Salem, N.C. (-4)
  47. New Orleans (new to list)
  48. Myrtle Beach-Florence, S.C. (-9)
  49. Tampa-St. Petersburg, Fla. (-14)
  50. Albany-Schenectady-Troy, N.Y. (new to list)

 

 

 

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