Orkin, the pest control gurus who keep the creepy crawlers away, has revealed this year's ranking for America's Most Bed Bug Infested Cities. Last year, Michigan had 4 metro's that appeared on the itch-inducing list, while Ohio had a staggering 6.

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On the 2023 ranking, Michigan's Capitol city, Lansing, was the 42nd most bed bug-riddled state in the country. This year, Lansing has fallen off the top 50, which is great news for Mid-Michigan tourism.

Ohio Has the Most Cities in the Top 50 Most Bed Bug Infested List

These Michigan and Ohio Cities CRAWLING With Bed Bugs: US Top 50
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Alert the Ohio Chamber of Commerce! There's an issue with tiny little blood-sucking insects that attack you in your sleep. The Buckeye State has more cities in the top 50 than any other state.

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This means that the bulk of Orkin's bed bug calls in the United States, both residential and commercial bed bug extermination calls, were in Ohio. While the residential calls are limited to personal homes, one has to wonder how many of those 'commercial' calls included Ohio hotels, motels, and Airbnb.

These Michigan and Ohio Cities CRAWLING With Bed Bugs: US Top 50
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Because of their size, they usually only travel 5 to 20 feet for their food, so a hotel room or rental bedroom is just the right square footage. Their tiny bodies also make them hard to spot, so when checking your space it's easier to look for signs of their occupation than it is to see the individual insects:

  • Rusty or reddish stains on bed sheets or mattresses caused by bed bugs being crushed.
  • Dark spots (about this size: •), which are bed bug excrement and may bleed on the fabric like a marker would.
  • Eggs and eggshells, which are tiny (about 1mm) and pale yellow skins that nymphs shed as they grow larger.
  • Live bed bugs.

The pest-busting pros at Orkin have provided another tool in the form of data. Every year they put together a list of the Top 50 Cities for Bed Bugs list, which draws data from the most bed bug treatments in a given year. So which Michigan and Ohio cities made the list?

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The pest control experts have crunched the data from 2023, to determine which is 2024's Most Bed Bug Infested in America. Using residential and commercial call volumes as a benchmark, let's countdown to the itchiest city in the USA.

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