Baltimore Is Again The Most Bed Bug-Infested City In America
Each year, Orkin provides a ranking of the top 50 bedbug-infested cities in the country. The list rankings are based on the number of bed bug treatments performed in each city over the course of the year. The rankings for the 2017 year were just released, and it spells bad news for Baltimore residents. For the second year in a row, Baltimore has ranked as the most bed bug-infested city in America.
Problems Across The Area
Unfortunately, it’s not just Baltimore that has a major problem with bed bugs. Washington, D.C. ranked number two on Orkin’s list. While it’s not likely that the bugs are traveling on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway each day, it is certainly a cause for concern that there are major bed bug infestations in our neighboring cities. Baltimore and Washington ranked just ahead of Chicago, Los Angeles, and Columbus, Ohio.
Bed Bugs Can Be Found Anywhere
Fortunately, bed bugs are not a sign of cleanliness, which means the rankings are not necessarily indicative of the fact that Baltimore is unsanitary. In fact, any home is prone to a bed bug infestation. Bed bugs can find themselves in residences from public housing to upscale homes.
Additionally, bed bugs have become a national epidemic. Bed bug infestations have been on the rise across the country, and that number continues to skyrocket. Unlike some pests, which come and go with the seasons, bed bugs are year-round pests. Bed bugs simply need a blood source to survive and reproduce.
Need Help Eliminating Bed Bugs?
If you’ve recently discovered a bed bug infestation, call BugOut today. Based in Glen Burnie, we are committed to providing excellent customer service to Marylanders. We understand how stressful and gross discovering bed bugs can be. We also understand how much they can disrupt your life, which is why we’ll work with you to eliminate the infestation quickly.
Bed bugs can be extremely difficult to eliminate. Typically, an infestation cannot be eliminated without the help of a professional pest control company. In fact, the Baltimore City Health Department says that the best way to eradicate bed bugs is to hire a licensed pest management professional like BugOut. No matter if you find just a few bed bugs after traveling and would like a thorough inspection or have recently discovered hundreds of them in your bed, call us today at (410) 760-6065.