Cities with the most bed bugs

Posted by: on October 10, 2014
No matter where you live, bed bugs can be a huge problem anywhere. From L.A. to N.Y.C., we are spreading the word on which U.S. city has the worst bed bug problem in the year 2013:
Los Angeles (+1)
Columbus, Ohio (+3)
Detroit (-2)
Cleveland/Akron/Canton (+2)
Dayton (+4)
Washington D.C. (-1)
Denver (-5)
Indianapolis (+6)
Richmond/Petersburg, Va. (+1)
Raleigh/Durham/Fayetteville, N.C. (+3)
Dallas/Ft. Worth (-4)
Syracuse, N.Y. (+7)
Atlanta (+14)
Houston (+2)
New York (-7)
Seattle/Tacoma (-5)
San Francisco/Oakland/San Jose (-5)
Boston (+2)
Milwaukee (-2)
Miami/Ft. Lauderdale (+3)
Nashville (+17)
Pittsburgh (+12)
Charlotte (+18)
San Diego (+6)
Baltimore (-7)
Phoenix (+7)
Cedar Rapids/Waterloo, Iowa (+4)
Charleston/Huntington, W. Va. (+1)
Knoxville, Tenn. (-4)
Louisville, Ky. (-2)
Grand Rapids/Kalamazoo, Mich. (+5)
Hartford/New Haven, Conn. (-8)
Champaign/Springfield, Ill. (+13)
Greenville/Spartanburg/Asheville, S.C. (+11)
Omaha, Neb. (-20)
Buffalo, N.Y. (-10)
Lincoln/Hastings/Kearney, Neb. (+2)
Lexington, Ky. (-16)
Sacramento/Stockton/Modesto, Calif. (+4)
Colorado Springs/Pueblo, Colo. (-19)
Albany/Schenectady/Troy, N.Y. (-1)
Minneapolis/St. Paul (-10)
Honolulu (-8)
Toledo, Ohio
Peoria/Bloomington, Ill.
Davenport, Iowa/Moline, Ill.
New Orleans
Kansas City
Orkin entomologist and Technical Services Director Ron Harrison, Ph.D. offers the following tips to homeowners for bed bug prevention:
Inspect your home for signs of bed bugs regularly.
Decrease clutter around your home – this will make bed bug inspections and detection much easier.
Dry potentially infested bed linens, curtains and stuffed animals on the hottest temperature allowed for fabric.
Before bringing second-hand furniture into your home, closely inspect it for any signs of bed bugs and quarantine it for a period of time before bringing it into your rooms. Also, keep in mind that there is always a potential for bed bug activity, even if you don’t find any signs.
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