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

(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.

A bedbug is displayed at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History in Washington.
A bedbug is displayed at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History in Washington.   (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
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