This Washington Spot Is One Of The Top U.S. Cities For Bed Bugs


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Americans are traveling more, but they're not the only ones catching rides across the country. Orkin, a pest control company, released their annual list of the most bed bug-ridden cities in the United States.

"As consumers plan for travel in 2022 amid the evolving pandemic, it’s easy to forget that bed bugs are still very much a threat," according to the website. Bites from these tiny pests may cause allergic reactions, secondary infections, and even mental distress, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Only one Washington city made the list: Seattle.

According to the report, here are the top 50 cities for bed bugs in America:

  1. Chicago, Illinois
  2. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  3. New York, New York
  4. Detroit, Michigan
  5. Baltimore, Maryland
  6. Indianapolis, Indiana
  7. Washington, DC
  8. Cleveland, Ohio
  9. Columbus, Ohio
  10. Cincinnati, Ohio
  11. Grand Rapids, Michigan
  12. Los Angeles, California
  13. Champaign, Illinois
  14. Atlanta, Georgia
  15. Charlotte, North Carolina
  16. Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas
  17. Denver, Colorado
  18. St. Louis, Missouri
  19. San Francisco, California
  20. Pittsburg, Pennsylvania
  21. Greenville, South Carolina
  22. Charleston, West Virginia
  23. Flint, Michigan
  24. Raleigh, North Carolina
  25. Norfolk, Virginia
  26. Richmond, Virginia
  27. Omaha, Nebraska
  28. Buffalo, New York
  29. Knoxville, Tennessee
  30. Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  31. Toledo, Ohio
  32. Dayton, Ohio
  33. South Bend, Indiana
  34. Nashville, Tennessee
  35. Davenport, Iowa
  36. Wayne, Indiana
  37. Youngstown, Ohio
  38. Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  39. Miami, Florida
  40. Tampa, Florida
  41. Houston, Texas
  42. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  43. Greensboro, North Carolina
  44. Seattle, Washington
  45. Peoria, Illinois
  46. Orlando, Florida
  47. Lexington, Kentucky
  48. Lansing, Michigan
  49. Louisville, Kentucky
  50. Lincoln, Nebraska

Click here to check out the full report.


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