CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Cincinnati has been named as one of the top cities in the United States for bed bugs.
Chicago tops the 2013 Bed Bug Cities List released Thursday by Orkin. The Windy City's bed bug problem was serious enough that the City Council passed an ordinance in July 2013 requiring condo associations to have a formal management plan in place for the detection, inspection and treatment of these pests.
Bed bugs continue to bite their way across the country as evidenced by the more than 20 percent increase in Rollins', Orkin's parent company, bed bug business compared to 2012.
The list released by Orkin ranks the cities by the number of bed bug treatments Orkin performed from January to December 2013, along with any shift in ranking compared to January to December 2012.
In total, four Ohio cities made the top ten. The top 10 include:
- Los Angeles (+1)
- Columbus, Ohio (+3)
- Detroit (-2)
- Cleveland/Akron/Canton (+2)
- Dayton (+4)
- Washington D.C. (-1)
- Denver (-5)
- 10. Indianapolis (+6)