Chicago Takes Another Top Spot for Pests, This Time Ranking #1 on Orkin’s Bed Bug Cities List – The Southland Journal

Chicago Takes Another Top Spot for Pests, This Time Ranking #1 on Orkin’s Bed Bug Cities List – The Southland Journal

Chicago Takes Another Top Spot for Pests, This Time Ranking #1 on Orkin’s Bed Bug Cities List (Chicago, IL) — Chicago settled in for the second year in a row as the #1 city on Orkin’s 2022 Top 50 Bed Bug Cities List, with Philadelphia and New York moving into the second and third place spots, respectively. These two Northeast cities saw the largest jumps with Philadelphia moving up 12 spots and New York moving up nine spots. As for newcomers to the list, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, landed at #42 and Lincoln, Nebraska, barely snuck in at #50.

Over the last year, as travel began to resurge in the U.S., restless Americans — and bed bugs — were hitching rides across the country for a getaway. 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. Taking into consideration the staffing shortages associated with the hospitality industry, it might be the case that bed bug introductions are not being monitored as often as desired, which is why diligent examination is key.

The list is based on treatment data from the metro areas where Orkin performed the most bed bug treatments from December 1, 2020November 30, 2021. The ranking includes both residential and commercial treatments.

  1. Chicago
  2. Philadelphia (+12)
  3. New York (+9)
  4. Detroit
  5. Baltimore (-3)
  6. Indianapolis (+1)
  7. Washington, DC (-4)
  8. Cleveland, OH (-2)
  9. Columbus, OH (-4)
  10. Cincinnati (-2)
  11. Grand Rapids, MI (-1)
  12. Los Angeles (-3)
  13. Champaign, IL (+2)
  14. Atlanta (-1)
  15. Charlotte, N.C. (-4)
  16. Dallas-Ft. Worth
  17. Denver (+3)
  18. St. Louis, MO (+7)
  19. San Francisco (+3)
  20. Pittsburg (-1)
  21. Greenville, S.C. (+2)
  22. Charleston, W.V. (-4)
  23. Flint, MI (-2)
  24. Raleigh, N.C. (-7)
  25. Norfolk, VA (-1)
  26. Richmond, VA
  27. Omaha (+3)
  28. Buffalo, N.Y. (+1)
  29. Knoxville (+7)
  30. Cedar Rapids, IA (+5)
  31. Toledo, OH (-4)
  32. Dayton, OH (-4)
  33. South Bend, IN (+8)
  34. Nashville (-3)
  35. Davenport, IA (+3)
  36. Ft. Wayne, IN</…….

    Source: https://thesouthlandjournal.com/chicago-takes-another-top-spot-for-pests-this-time-ranking-1-on-orkins-bed-bug-cities-list/

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