Washington, D.C. Takes Top Spot on Orkin’s Top 50 Bed Bug Cities

Washington, D.C. Takes Top Spot on Orkin’s Top 50 Bed Bug Cities

After three consecutive years as the #1 city, Baltimore drops to second place and Indianapolis breaks into the top 10 on Orkin's newly released list.

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January 14, 2020

ATLANTA – Washington, D.C. is ringing in the new decade as the number one city on Orkin’s Top 50 Bed Bug Cities list. Meanwhile, Baltimore fell to the second spot after three years as the frontrunner, and Indianapolis joined the top of the list.

Flint saw the biggest jump moving 16 spots to number 31 after only joining the list in 2018. Pittsburgh and Champaign both broke into the top 20, and Myrtle Beach and Toledo joined the top 50 list for the first time.

The list is based on treatment data from the metro areas where Orkin performed the most bed bug treatments from December 1, 2018 – November 30, 2019. The ranking includes both residential and commercial treatments.

1. Washington, D.C. (+1)
2. Baltimore (-1)
3. Chicago
4. Los Angeles
5. Columbus, OH
6. New York
7. Detroit (+1)
8. Cincinnati (-1)
9. Indianapolis (+5)
10. Atlanta (-1)
11. Cleveland, OH
12. Philadelphia (-2)
13. San Francisco (-1)
14. Raleigh, NC (-1)
15. Norfolk (+2)
16. Champaign, IL (+7)
17. Dallas (-2)
18. Grand Rapids (+2)
19. Pittsburgh (+6)
20. Charlotte (-1)
21. Richmond, VA (-5)
22. Greenville, SC (-4)
23. Knoxville, TN (-1)
24. Buffalo, NY (-3)
25. Greensboro, NC (-4)
26. Charleston, WV (+5)
27. Denver
28. St. Louis (+2)
29. Nashville (-5)
30. Lansing (+2)
31. Flint (+16)
32. Miami (-3)
33. Milwaukee (-3)
34. Tampa (+1)
35. Omaha (+2)
36. Orlando (+5)
37. Davenport, IA (+5)
38. Houston (-12)
39. Syracuse (-6)
40. Boston (-2)
41. Cedar Rapids, IA (+3)
42. Myrtle Beach (new to list)
43. Seattle (-4)
44. San Diego (+5)
45. Phoenix (-11)
46. Fort Wayne, IN (+2)
47. Las Vegas (-7)
48. Hartford, CT (-5)
49. Dayton, OH (-3)
50. Toledo, OH (new to list)