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Detroit is the 2nd worst city for bed bugs

Chicago ranks as worst city for bed bugs

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DETROIT – This is not the best list to be on.

According to a new list released by Orkin, Detroit ranks 2nd for bed bugs in the U.S. That is up from 4th worst just last year. Grand Rapis, Kalamazoo and Battle Creek all came in at 20th on the list, which is up 13 spots from last year.

Seven cities made double-digit jumps on Orkin's Bed Bug Cities List compared to 2013, including Omaha, Neb. (+16), Lexington, Ky. (+16), Sacramento, Calif. (+14), Grand Rapids, Mich. (+13), Buffalo, N.Y. (+12), Charleston, W.Va. (+11) and Louisville, Ky. (+10). Several cities also dropped significantly in the past year, including Syracuse, N.Y., San Diego, Miami, Greenville, S.C. and Atlanta. Full list below.

1.     Chicago

2.     Detroit (+2)

3.     Columbus, Ohio

4.     Los Angeles (-2)

5.     Cleveland – Akron – Canton, Ohio (+1)

6.     Dallas – Ft. Worth (+7)

7.     Cincinnati (-2)

8.     Denver (+1)

9.     Richmond – Petersburg, Va. (+2)

10.  Dayton, Ohio (-3)

11.  Indianapolis (-1)

12.  Houston (+4)

13.  Seattle – Tacoma (+5)

14.  Washington, District of Columbia – Hagerstown, Md. (-6)

15.  Milwaukee (+6)

16.  San Francisco – Oakland – San Jose (+3)

17.  Raleigh – Durham – Fayetteville, N.C. (-5)

18.  New York (-1)

19.  Charleston – Huntington, W.Va. (+11)

20.  Grand Rapids – Kalamazoo – Battle Creek, Mich. (+13)

21.  Omaha, Neb. (+16)

22.  Louisville, Ky. (+10)

23.  Nashville, Tenn.

24.  Lexington, Ky. (+16)

25.  Atlanta (-10)

26.  Buffalo, N.Y. (+12)

27.  Sacramento – Stockton – Modesto, Calif. (+14)

28.  Syracuse, N.Y. (-14)

29.  Boston – Manchester (-9)

30.  Charlotte, N.C. (-5)

31.  Baltimore (-4)

32.  Phoenix – Prescott (-4)

33.  Miami – Ft. Lauderdale (-11)

34.  Knoxville, Tenn. (-3)

35.  Cedar Rapids – Waterloo – Dubuque, Iowa  (-6)

36.  Minneapolis – St. Paul (+8)

37.  Hartford – New Haven, Conn. (+3)

38.  Champaign – Springfield – Decatur, Ill.   (-3)

39.  San Diego (-13)

40.  Lincoln – Hastings – Kearney, Neb. (-1)

41.  Kansas City, Mo. (+9)

42.  Honolulu (+3)

43.  Albany – Schenectady – Troy, N.Y.

44.  Colorado Springs – Pueblo, Colo. (-2)

45.  Myrtle Beach – Florence, S.C.

46.  St. Louis

47.  Greenville – Spartanburg, S.C. – Asheville, N.C. (-11)

48.  Bowling Green, Ky.

49.  Ft. Wayne, Ind.

50.  Toledo, Ohio (-4)


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