Dallas-Fort Worth Lands Inside Orkin’s Top 50 Bed Bug Cities List
If you're going to the Big D you may want to take your own sheets, bedding... and pillows. While Baltimore tops Orkin's Top 50 Bed Bug Cities list for the second straight year -- hitting a little closer to home, Dallas-Fort Worth has joined the top 10.
According to PR Newswire, the list is based on treatment data from the metro areas where Orkin performed the most bed bug treatments from December 1, 2016 – November 30, 2017. The ranking includes both residential and commercial treatments.
Houston is not far behind landing the 17th spot, but the good news is that Dallas and Houston are the only two cities on the list.
"The number of bed bug infestations in the United States is still rising," says Dr. Tim Husen, an Orkin entomologist. "They continue to invade our homes and businesses on a regular basis because they are not seasonal pests, and only need blood to survive," he says.