Detroit ranks No. 6 amongst high 50 US cities for mattress bugs

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Detroit ranks No. 6 among top 50 US cities for bed bugs

(CBS DETROIT) – Detroit ranked among the top ten cities for bed bugs, falling two places from last year’s report.

Orkin’s Top 50 Bed Bug Cities List ranked Detroit #6 on the list this year.

According to Orkin, a company that provides pest control services, the list is based on computing data from metropolitan areas where the company has performed the most bed bug treatments.

The dates used to compile this list are from December 1, 2021 to November 30, 2022.

Here are the top ten bed bug cities, according to Orkin:

  1. Chicago

  2. new York

  3. Philadelphia

  4. Cleveland-Akron, OH

  5. The angel

  6. Detroit

  7. Indianapolis

  8. Baltimore

  9. Washington, D.C

  10. Columbus, OH

Other Michigan cities also made the list, with Grand Rapids ranking at #12, Flint at #21, and Lansing at #42.

The data used includes domestic and commercial bed bug treatments.

“Bed bugs are extremely resilient, which makes them difficult to control. As people begin to bulk up their travel plans this year, it’s important they know how to protect themselves through pest detection and appropriate control,” said Ben Hottel, Orkin’s entomologist. “Contrary to popular belief, bed bugs are visible to the naked eye but are excellent at hiding. It is recommended that a trained professional be consulted upon seeing a bed bug introduction.”

For the full list and tips on how to prevent bed bugs, click here.

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