Bedbug City: USA’s Most Bug-Infested Place

The nickname “Charm City” came from a 1975 meeting of advertisers seeking to improve the city’s reputation. Today’s news on bedbugs is NOT likely to help Baltimore’s image.

CHARMING! (Not)

| Orkin has just released its annual rankings of the worst cities in the United States for bed bugs. Topping the list – the urban harbor known as Charm City.

Jan 13, 2020

CEO WORLD – Baltimore was just ranked as the worst city in the United States for bed bugs, according to an annual list by pest control company Orkin, followed by Washington DC, Chicago, and Los Angeles.

The list is based on treatment data from the metro areas where the pest control company performed the most bed bug treatments and includes both residential and commercial properties. And this list shows the 50 American cities that have been most affected by it.

They are mostly found in bedding, mattresses, on headboards and in bed frames and box springs.

The bugs often seek cool, dark places and can be on airplanes, trains, buses, rental cars or hotel rooms.

These are the top 10 bed bug-infested cities in the U.S.

  1. Baltimore
  2. Washington, D.C.
  3. Chicago
  4. Los Angeles
  5. Columbus, Ohio
  6. New York
  7. Cincinnati
  8. Detroit
  9. Atlanta
  10. Philadelphia

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