Terminix Names Bed Bug ‘Pest of the Year’

Terminix Names Bed Bug ‘Pest of the Year’

For a second year running, bed bugs were named “Pest of the Year,” having racked up more than 6.7 million online searches nationwide.

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December 17, 2018

MEMPHIS, Tenn.  - Terminix published its second annual Entomologists’ Almanac, a look back at the pest trends of the last year. For a second year running, bed bugs were named “Pest of the Year,” having racked up more than 6.7 million online searches nationwide. 
 
The Entomologists’ Almanac utilizes online data to look back at the pests that defined 2018. For instance, the states that had the most pest-related online searches make up 2018’s Pest-iest States.
 
The list of the Pest-iest States was determined by analyzing overall search volume for pests per capita by state. The full list of the 18 Pest-iest’s States of 2018 is:
 
1. District of Columbia
2. North Carolina
3. Massachusetts
4. Ohio
5. Washington
6. New Hampshire
7. Rhode Island
8. Oregon
9. New York
10. Indiana
11. Michigan
12. Pennsylvania
13. Virginia
14. New Jersey
15. Illinois
16. Tennessee
17. Delaware
18. Kansas