NYC Bed Bugs Rank #1…Again!

New York City is known for being the “city that never sleeps”.  Its bright lights, exciting sites, Broadway shows, amazing restaurants, and shopping mecca rank it as one of the number one tourist destinations in the entire world.  Unfortunately, New York City pest control professionals say that holding the top spot as a tourist destination is great, but you cannot help but wonder how much that contributes to the fact that New York City is still holding the title as the most bed bug infested city in the United States!

According to’s reporting on November 22, 2011, Terminix, which is a leading nationwide pest control company in the United States, has once again created a list of the Top 15 most bed bug infested cities in America.  According to their findings, New York City once again tops the leader board for the most bed bug infestations.  The list was compiled based upon call volume reporting bed bugs and confirmed bed bug cases that are reported by sales professionals in the 350 Terminix service centers across the United States.

Previous to current standings these were the top 15 cities listed by Terminix:

1. New York City
2. Philadelphia
3. Detroit
4. Cincinnati
5. Chicago
6. Denver
7. Columbus
8. Dayton
9. Ninth
10. Los Angeles
11. Boston
12. Indianapolis
13. Louisville
14. Cleveland
15. Minneapolis

This is the new list of the most bed bug infested cities in America that has just been released by Terminix as of December 2011.  You will see that there have been some changes to the standings since the last list was generated.  There are some newcomers to the list and some cities that have dropped out of the Top 15.

1. New York City
2. Cincinnati
3. Detroit
4. Chicago
5. Philadelphia
6. Denver
7. Washington
8. Los Angeles
9. Boston
10. San Francisco
11. Columbus
12. Dayton
13. Baltimore
14. Louisville
15. Dallas

Bed bugs are cowardly creatures of habit.  They lurk in the dark, hiding in cracks and crevices.  Once you are peacefully sound asleep, they hunt you down, attack you by stabbing you with their mouthparts, and then suck your blood.  Once their feeding is complete, like any good coward…they scurry off to hide once again!  Bed bugs are an extremely difficult pest to eradicate.  NYC residents can help get rid of their NYC bed bugs by arranging to have a NYC pest control expert provide professional bed bug services.  For expert bed bug removal services in NYC, NY, and New Jersey , contact Stern Environmental Group.