Bed BugThe July R&R dropped last week and those of you who have already seen it might have noticed the cover story that we did on bed bug remediation. Fitting then that we also happened to stumble upon Terminix’s annual report that ID’ed the top 15 cities with the biggest increases – key word “increases” - in reported infestations and the top cities with the greatest number of call volume related to bed bug infestations.

As you might recall from the story in the July R&R, one of the talking points on adding bed beg work to your business should take into consideration the need in your market.

Here’s a look at the cities with the most bed bug-related calls:

  • Cincinnati
  • Philadelphia
  • Detroit
  • New York City
  • Columbus
  • Los Angeles
  • Dallas
  • Chicago
  • Houston
  • Baltimore

And now here are the top 15 cities with the greatest increases in bed bug complaints:

(Cue the drum roll, please)

  • Sacramento, CA (54% increase)
  • Milwaukee (53%)
  • Las Vegas (50%)
  • Columbus, OH (47%)
  • Baltimore (46%)
  • Riverside-San Bernardino, CA (41%)
  • St. Louis (40%)
  • Cleveland (36%)
  • Louisville, KY (31%)
  • Denver (28%)
  • Los Angeles (27%)
  • San Francisco (26%)
  • Dallas/Ft. Worth (25%)
  • Nashville, TN (17%)
  • Houston (15%)

For a look at the complete Terminix report, visit