Top Cities for Bed Bug Treatments Revealed

January 16, 2019

For the third consecutive year, exterminating service Orkin has listed Baltimore, MD, as the U.S. city that has treated the most bedbugs.

The list is based on data from areas where Orkin performed the most bed bug treatments.  Commercial and residential buildings that were treated from December 1, 2017 to November 30, 2018 were included in the analysis.

The top 10 cities that were treated for bed bugs were:

  1. Baltimore
  2. Washington, D.C.
  3. Chicago
  4. Los Angeles
  5. Columbus, Ohio
  6. New York
  7. Cincinnati
  8. Detroit
  9. Atlanta
  10. Philadelphia.

The three most common places where pest professionals repot finding bed bugs are single-family homes, apartments/condominiums, and hotels/motels, according to the National Pest Management Association’s 2018 “Bugs without Borders Survey.”