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01/24/2014

Bed Bugs: 50 Most Infested Cities in the U.S.

 
Chicago was the most bed bug infested city of 2012.

Chicago tops the 2013 Bed Bug Cities List, according to a report recently released by Orkin. The Windy City’s bed bug problem was serious enough that the City Council passed an ordinance in July 2013 requiring condo associations to have a formal management plan in place for the detection, inspection, and treatment of these pests.

Bed bug infestations are on a rise, as evidenced by Orkin’s parent company, Rollins, experiencing a 20% jump in bed bug business compared to the previous year. For tips on how to keep your tenants happy and avoid bed bugs, see our article on sustainability efforts to curb bed bugs.

The list ranks the cities by the number of bed bug treatments Orkin performed from January to December 2013.

  1. Chicago
  2. Los Angeles
  3. Columbus, OH
  4. Detroit
  5. Cincinnati
  6. Cleveland/Akron/Canton
  7. Dayton, OH
  8. Washington D.C.
  9. Denver
  10. Indianapolis
  11. Richmond/Petersburg, VA
  12. Raleigh/Durham/Fayetteville, NC
  13. Dallas/Ft. Worth
  14. Syracuse, NY
  15. Atlanta
  16. Houston
  17. New York City
  18. Seattle/Tacoma
  19. San Francisco/Oakland/San Jose
  20. Boston
  21. Milwaukee
  22. Miami/Ft. Lauderdale
  23. Nashville, TN
  24. Pittsburgh
  25. Charlotte, NC
  1. San Diego
  2. Baltimore
  3. Phoenix
  4. Cedar Rapids/Waterloo, IA
  5. Charleston/Huntington, WV
  6. Knoxville, TN
  7. Louisville, KY
  8. Grand Rapids/Kalamazoo, MI
  9. Hartford/New Haven, CT
  10. Champaign/Springfield, IL
  11. Greenville/Spartanburg/Asheville, SC
  12. Omaha, NE
  13. Buffalo, NY
  14. Lincoln/Hastings/Kearney, NE
  15. Lexington, KY
  16. Sacramento/Stockton/Modesto, CA
  17. Colorado Springs/Pueblo, CO
  18. Albany/Schenectady/Troy, NY
  19. Minneapolis/St. Paul
  20. Honolulu
  21. Toledo, OH
  22. Peoria/Bloomington, IL
  23. Davenport, IA/Moline, IL
  24. New Orleans
  25. Kansas City
 


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Visit our website today to learn about the design flexibility of a Morton building and the endless possibilities of partnering with our designBUILD team.


Wood construction is both cost and energy efficient. Check out Morton Buildings and our designBUILD team online today to discover all the benefits of post-frame construction.

When choosing a metal-clad building for your next construction project, consider Morton Buildings, Inc., and their designBUILD team, we’ll make your dream a reality. 

We Can Help You Reduce Energy by 30%

Our mission is to help our customers manage their buildings' energy costs, improve reliability, and enhance performance while having a positive impact on the environment.
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