Charlotte, Greensboro among worst bed bug cities in world, Orkin says

( KDVR ) — Do you feel itchy, yet? A national pest control company released a new report of the top U.S. cities with the worst bed bug problems.

Orkin recorded the metro areas where it performed the most bed bug treatments from Dec. 1, 2022, to Nov. 30, 2023.

According to Orkin, bed bugs have “small, flat, oval-shaped bodies” and are wingless. Adult bed bugs are brown, but their bodies can turn reddish after feeding. These critters are also hematophagous, which means they only feed off of blood.

Even if you’ve steered clear of hotels, you should still check your mattress for these pests.

What cities have the most bed bugs?

Orkin’s ranking includes both residential and commercial treatments:

  1. Chicago, Illinois
  2. New York, New York
  3. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  4. Cleveland-Akron, Ohio
  5. Los Angeles, California
  6. Detroit, Michigan
  7. Washington, D.C.
  8. Indianapolis, Indiana
  9. Charlotte, North Carolina
  10. Champaign, Illinois
  11. Columbus, Ohio
  12. Cincinnati, Ohio
  13. Atlanta, Georgia
  14. Grand Rapids, Michigan
  15. Denver, Colorado
  16. Baltimore, Maryland
  17. Richmond, Virginia
  18. Greensboro, North Carolina
  19. St. Louis, Missouri
  20. Youngstown, Ohio

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