Cleveland Ranks #1 on Terminix's Worst Bed Bug Cities

Cleveland Ranks #1 on Terminix's Worst Bed Bug Cities

The Rock and Roll Capital of the World took the dubious honor on Terminix's most recent list.

Subscribe
November 20, 2018
Edited by Brad Harbison

MEMPHIS, Tenn. —  Terminix recently announced the cities with the worst bed bug problems, and Cleveland came in at #1. 

Terminix experts advise, contrary to their name, bed bugs can be found many places beyond bedding, and can easily hitchhike from place to place by crawling into personal belongings, such as jackets, purses and luggage. Once they’ve entered a new space, they can spread quickly to upholstered furniture, in curtain rods and even behind baseboards.
 
Terminix Top 25 Bed Bug Cities:
The data was gathered based on the number of services rendered by Terminix between October 1, 2017 and September 30, 2018. The full list of the top 25 cities is:
 
1. Cleveland
2. Philadelphia
3. Los Angeles
4. Indianapolis
5. Cincinnati
6. Dallas-Fort Worth
7. New York
8. Columbus, Ohio
9. Houston
10. Dayton, Ohio
11. St. Louis
12. Chicago
13. Detroit
14. Atlanta
15. San Francisco
16. Baltimore
17. Tampa, Fla.
18. Washington, D.C.
19. Louisville, Ky.
20. Phoenix
21. Nashville, Tenn.
22. Pittsburgh
23. Memphis, Tenn.
24. Boston
25. Denver
 

Cleveland crawled its way to the top of the list for a second consecutive year, followed by Philadelphia and Los Angeles. Ohio had the most cities on the list, taking four of the top 10 spots. Texas, Tennessee and Pennsylvania each had two cities make the list.