Worst Cities for Bedbugs
Chicago, Detroit, and LA top Orkin's list
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 18, 2013 12:40 PM CST
A bedbug is displayed at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History in Washington.   (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

(Newser) – Bedbugs may not in the news as much these days—except when they turn up in weird places such as old library books—but that doesn't mean they're getting wiped out. In fact, pest-control company Orkin says its bedbug business is up 33% over 2011, reports ABC News. The company's list of the cities requesting the most treatments:

  1. Chicago
  2. Detroit
  3. Los Angeles
  4. Denver
  5. Cincinnati
  6. Columbus, Ohio
  7. Washington, DC
  8. Cleveland
  9. Dallas
  10. New York City
Click for the full list of the top 50.

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raymel1
Jan 19, 2013 11:21 AM CST
diatomaceous earth ends all bugs and isnt poison. http://www.richsoil.com/diatomaceous-earth.jsp
joymars
Jan 19, 2013 10:54 AM CST
It's not an accurate list. It lists big cities first. The list should be fumigation requests per population. That would give a truer picture of infestation.
ApolitickalExtremist
Jan 19, 2013 10:51 AM CST
I want to bottle a billion bed bugs and send them to Nany Pelosi, she could use a friend.