4 NC metro areas make Orkin’s ‘Top 50 Bed Bug Cities’ list, 3 in top 25
ATLANTA (WFLA/WNCN) — Four North Carolina metro areas are included in Orkin’s most recent list of Top 50 Bed Bug Cities.
Bed bugs (AP File)Raleigh-Durham, Charlotte, Asheville and Greensboro-High Point-Winston Salem all made the list this year.
Baltimore topped the pest control company’s list this year, moving up nine spots since last year and beating out Chicago, which had held the top stop for several years.
Las Vegas, Portland, Salt Lake City and Greensboro-High Point Winston-Salem made their debut on the list this year.
The list ranks cities by the number of bed bug treatments Orkin serviced from Dec. 1, 2015 – Nov. 30, 2016, and after an Orkin inspection verified bed bugs were present. The list includes both residential and commercial treatments.
Below are the cities that made the list. A city’s increase or decrease from the previous year’s rankings is listed in parenthesis:
1. Baltimore (+9)
2. Washington, D.C. (+1)
3. Chicago (-2)
4. New York