Where the bed bugs bite: Detroit, Flint, Lansing among most-infested U.S. cities
DETROIT — Three Michigan communities landed on a list of the 50 American cities most infested with bed bugs. Orkin recently released its 2022 Top 50 Bed Bug Cities list, ranking Detroit as No. “As consumers plan for travel in 2022 amid the evolving pandemic, it’s easy to forget that bed bugs are still very much a threat. In its news release, Orkin outlined steps to preventing the spread of bed bugs while traveling as well as tips for identifying infestation. RELATED:City in Michigan ranked in Top 10 in entire US for first-time home buyersNew to birding?mlive.com
Three Michigan cities among ‘rattiest’ in U.S., Orkin says
DETROIT – Detroit is among the “rattiest” cities in the United States, according to Orkin’s annual report. Michigan’s largest city, Detroit, actually dropped two spots from the 2020 list to No. Orkin ranked metro regions by the number of new rodent treatments performed from Sept. 15, 2020 to Sept. 15, 2021. The pandemic-driven closure of restaurants forced rodents to find new food sources, according to Orkin. “Rodents are experts at sniffing out food and shelter, and they’re resilient in their ways to obtain both.mlive.com
3 Michigan cities make list of top rat-infested hot spots in U.S.
Three Michigan cities are among the Top 50 Rattiest Cities in the United States this year - a year that saw increased rodent activity, according to pest control company Orkin. Detroit, Grand Rapids and Flint made the list while Chicago was named the most rat-infested city in the country. Orkin releases the annual list based on rodent treatments performed at residences and commercial properties from Sept.1 to Aug. 31. The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic caused increased rodent visibility as restaurant closures forced them to find new food sources, according to the release. The problem became so prevalent that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued Rodent Control guidance.mlive.com