Most Bed Bug-Infested Cities in the U.S

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Bed bugs can be a nuisance to any homeowner or family. They are known to attack houses and are excellent hitchhikers making them easily transported from one place to another. Many of these bugs are known to hide in boxes, suitcases, shoes, or near a food supply. Many of them are known to hide in small cracks and crevices in walls close to the human environment.

These infestations are known to attack mattresses, box springs and other folded areas in search of blood from humans. They are notorious creatures which are known to hide behind wallpapers, picture frames, electrical switches, etc. most of them can survive in either temporary or alternative habitats such as under the seats of cars, trains and even buses.

Some of the most common ways humans try to deal with these infestations are by avoiding encounters that are associated with these organisms. Many of the family members often resist taking in furniture that they are left in the street since most of these pieces of equipment are already infested. Many of the pest control companies are report how such kind of these pests have invaded small single-family homes, apartments and other buildings including offices. It is not uncommon to find many of the high-end hotels and clothing stores not infested by these infestations.

According to a report written by Condé Nast Traveler which reports that cities from Orkin’s annual list of some of the top 50 bedbug-infested cities in the US that was executed between December 1, 2016, and November 30, 2017. The results pulled out show residential buildings such as hotels, buildings, hotels, and apartments. Orkin’s entomologist explains the rise of bedbugs as a serious issue that is more common in some cities than others. According to the list, Baltimore followed by Washington D.C. and Chicago top the list among the most bedbug-infested cities in the US.

Many of the pest infestation companies often advice families and the population that no matter the city they are in, that they must check the conditions of the areas they are moving to even if it is a simple check under the mattress they are to sleep in. According to the list compiled by Condé Nast Traveler, some of the 50 most infested cities in the US include:

1. Baltimore

2. Washington, D.C.

3. Chicago

4. Los Angeles

5. Columbus, Ohio

6. Cincinnati, Ohio

7. Detroit

8. New York

9. San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose

10. Dallas-Fort Worth

11. Indianapolis, Indiana

12. Philadelphia

13. Atlanta

14. Cleveland-Akron-Canton, Ohio

15. Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina

16. Richmond-Petersburg, Virginia

17. Houston

18. Norfolk-Portsmouth-Newport News, Virginia

19. Charlotte, North Carolina

20. Buffalo, New York

21. Knoxville, Tennessee

22. Nashville, Tennessee

23. Grand Rapids-Kalamazoo-Battle Creek, Michigan

24. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

25. Greenville-Spartanburg, South Carolina-Asheville, North Carolina

26. Champaign-Springfield-Decatur, Illinois

27. Phoenix

28. Denver

29. Milwaukee

30. Hartford-New Haven, Connecticut

31. Charleston-Huntington, West Virginia

32. Boston

33. Syracuse, New York

34. Dayton, Ohio

35. St. Louis, Missouri

36. Seattle

37. Miami-Ft. Lauderdale

38. Flint-Saginaw-Bay City, Michigan

39. Omaha, Nebraska

40. Cedar Rapids-Waterloo-Dubuque, Iowa

41. San Diego, California

42. Lexington, Kentucky

43. Honolulu, Hawaii

44. Louisville, Kentucky

45. Las Vegas

46. Greensboro-High Point-Winston Salem, North Carolina

47. New Orleans, Louisiana

48. Myrtle Beach-Florence, South Carolina

49. Tampa-St. Petersburg, Florida

50. Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York

Getting rid of bed bug infestation is not an easy process and thus many people talk of how patience and perseverance are required in permanently getting rid of bed bugs naturally. It is important to constantly treat your premises once or twice a week. These creatures are known to continuously lay hundreds of eggs disturbing one much-needed sleep. Many pest control companies recommend disinfecting and spraying medicine three to four times a week. Some of the easiest ways to coping with these creatures include:

  • Vacuum the house thoroughly
  • Wash infested items in hot water
  • Not using bed bug bombs and pesticides since most of them are resistant to these chemicals
  • Avoid picking up items at yard sales