YAZOO CITY, Miss. -- Art Guzman has joined J.F. Oakes as its northwest coast representative, covering Arizona, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington.
Philadelphia reclaimed the top title it last held in 2014, while Cleveland fell to No. 7 after two years as No. 1 on the list. New York, Dallas, Indianapolis and Cincinnati rounded out the top five spots. Ohio dominated the list with six cities in the top 50, and Florida followed closely behind with five.
Terminix based its rankings on the number of services rendered in each city in the past year*. The top 50 cities for bed bug infestations in the United States are:
|1. Philadelphia||18. Nashville, Tenn.||35. Shreveport, La.|
|2. New York||19. Orlando, Fla.||36. Miami|
|3. Dallas-Fort Worth||20. Tampa, Fla.||37. Hartford, Conn.|
|4. Indianapolis||21. Louisville, Ky.||38. South Bend, Ind.|
|5. Cincinnati||22. St. Louis||39. Springfield, Mo.|
|6. Los Angeles||23. Little Rock, Ark.||40. Birmingham, Ala.|
|7. Cleveland||24. Dayton, Ohio||41. Grand Rapids, Mich.|
|8. Washington, D.C.||25. Charleston-Huntington, W.Va.||42. Jacksonville, Fla.|
|9. Chicago||26. Oklahoma City||43. West Palm Beach, Fla.|
|10. Boston||27. Harrisburg, Pa.||44. Davenport, Iowa|
|11. Columbus, Ohio||28. Toledo, Ohio||45. Honolulu|
|12. Houston||29. Paducah, Ky.||46. Evansville, Ind.|
|13. Baltimore||30. Fort Smith, Ark.||47. Jackson, Miss.|
|14. Atlanta||31. Lexington, Ky.||48. Youngstown, Ohio|
|15. Detroit||32. Champaign-Urbana, Ill.||49. Montgomery, Ala.|
|16. Pittsburgh||33. Kansas City, Mo.||50. Denver|
|17. Memphis, Tenn.||34. San Francisco|
“Bed bugs continue to pose concerns for public health, as their presence is felt across the country, in cities large and small,” said Matthew Stevenson, president of Terminix Residential. “Since pioneering this annual list almost a decade ago, Terminix has proven itself as a leader in bed bug detection, treatment and eradication. We’ve helped bring awareness to an epidemic that can lead to a variety of negative physical health, mental health and financial consequences.”
EHS was founded in 1985 and provides pest control services in Boston, metro-west, along Massachusetts’ south shore, and into Rhode Island. EHS has always been focused on providing best in class consumer experience, and their dedication to integrated pest management has always been part of their core values.
John Stellberger, president of EHS, commented about the acquisition, “Our partnership with Modern Pest Services and The Anticimex Group will further grow our vision for environmentally-responsible, humane, cutting edge, and preventive pest control. I am excited to continue our efforts with such a strong commitment from Modern and the resources of Anticimex, a global pest control leader.”
Dennis Dube, president of Modern, said, “I’m thrilled to announce that the newest addition to the Modern family is EHS. From day one of our discussions, I could not have more impressed with their organization, their leadership team, and the total focus on client service”.
Dube added, “For the clients of Modern Pest services, this latest addition means more great news. Today we also announce a new branch located on the south shore of Massachusetts. This means more dedicated team members and faster routing in and around the Boston area. This will only enhance our best in class service.”