Top 50 Bed Bug Cities List

Top 50 Bed Bug Cities List

One of the largest pest control companies, Terminix released a list based on treatment data from the metropolitan areas where Orkin performed the most bed bug treatments from December 1 – November 30th. This ranking includes residential and commercial treatments.

  1. Baltimore
  2. Washington, D.C.
  3. Chicago
  4. Los Angeles (+2)
  5. Columbus, Ohio
  6. Cincinnati (+2)
  7. Detroit
  8. New York (-4)
  9. San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose
  10. Dallas-Fort Worth (+5)
  11. Indianapolis
  12. Philadelphia
  13. Atlanta (+3)
  14. Cleveland-Akron-Canton, Ohio (-1)
  15. Raleigh-Durham, N.C. (-3)
  16. Richmond-Petersburg, Va. (-5)
  17. Houston
  18. Norfolk-Portsmouth-Newport News, Va. (+2)
  19. Charlotte, N.C. (-3)
  20. Buffalo, N.Y. (-2)
  21. Knoxville, Tenn.
  22. Nashville, Tenn. (+1)
  23. Grand Rapids-Kalamazoo-Battle Creek, Mich. (+4)
  24. Pittsburgh
  25. Greenville-Spartanburg, S.C.-Asheville, N.C.
  26. Champaign-Springfield-Decatur, Ill. (+4)
  27. Phoenix (-1)
  28. Denver (-6)
  29. Milwaukee
  30. Hartford-New Haven, Conn. (+1)
  31. Charleston-Huntington, W.Va. (+5)
  32. Boston (-4)
  33. Syracuse, N.Y. (+7)
  34. Dayton, Ohio (-2)
  35. St. Louis (+2)
  36. Seattle (-2)
  37. Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. (+9)
  38. Flint-Saginaw-Bay City, M.I. (new to list)
  39. Omaha, N.E. (-6)
  40. Cedar Rapids-Waterloo-Dubuque, Iowa (-2)
  41. San Diego (new to list)
  42. Lexington, Ky. (+1)
  43. Honolulu, Hawaii (+5)
  44. Louisville, Ky. (-3)
  45. Las Vegas (+4)
  46. Greensboro-High Point-Winston Salem, N.C. (-4)
  47. New Orleans (new to list)
  48. Myrtle Beach-Florence, S.C. (-9)
  49. Tampa-St. Petersburg, Fla. (-14)
  50. Albany-Schenectady-Troy, N.Y. (new to list)

Bed bugs are pests that thrive all year long and can be found in movie theatres, libraries, hotels, used furniture and other commonly used areas.  


While traveling, it is important to know how you can prevent bed bugs in hotels or other areas where you may find yourself sleeping, such as camps or Airbnb properties. So remember to inspect hotel rooms or sleeping quarters for bed bugs upon arrival.

Inspect Hotel Room for Bed Bugs

Store your luggage, and other personal items, on non-upholstered furniture and away from the bed. If you use the luggage rack, inspect it for bed bugs.
Pull back the corners of bedding when you arrive at your hotel. Check the mattress and box spring for bedbugs. Focus on seams and black marks on the mattress for signs of an infestation.
Inspect the nightstand for signs of bed bugs, or even bed bugs themselves.


Bed Bugs Infestation - Hotels

Bed Bug Infestation

Bed Bug Infestation

If you believe your room or your sleeping areas has bed bugs, it is important you immediately let the front desk management know. If you are staying at a camping location or using Airbnb, talk to the property manager. It is important you immediately remove your personal belongings and ask for a new room that is not a neighboring room, or located directly above or below the room with the bed bug infestation. Bed bugs can travel through ventilation, walls and even nooks and crevices.


Dry in High Heat to Kill off Bed Bugs

Dry in High Heat to Kill off Bed Bugs

Even after a successful vacation, there are steps you should take to ensure you are not introducing any pests into your home. Remember, many people do not have any reaction to bedbug bites – this means taking preventative steps.

  1. Before bringing your luggage inside, inspect your bags carefully – especially in the seams and edges.
  2. Before washing your clothes, place all your garments in the dryer on high heat for 15-20 minutes. Even if you never wore the clothes, the high heat will kill any bed bugs.

Summer vacation is a fun time of year that leads to laughter, adventures and life-long memories. Help keep your experience positive by being proactive to avoid bed bug infestations while you travel and when you get home.


When dealing with a severe case of Bed Bug infestation, it is imperative you work with a reputable, local pest control company when dealing with Bed Bugs.  Having an expert review your home and strategize the best ways to eradicate the infestation and take proactive steps to avoid future problems.

If you believe you may have been in contact with Bed Bugs, we’re here to help! AANTEX Pest Control offers a variety of free inspections and services the entire Bay Area. 1-800-471-5555



Call our Brentwood office at 925-240-5100 to schedule your pest control consult today. 


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