Perhaps what's even more disturbing is that four metropolitan areas across the country -- Las Vegas, Portland, Salt Lake City, and Greensboro-High Point-Winston Salem -- made Orkin's list for the first time this year. The company based the ranking data on where its exterminators performed the most treatments from December 1, 2015 to November 30, 2016.
"We have more people affected by bed bugs in the United States now than ever before," Orkin Entomologist and Director of Technical Services, Ron Harrison, Ph.D., said in a statement. "They were virtually unheard of in the U.S. 10 years ago."
You can check out Orkin's full ranking of 50 cities at its website, but we went ahead and pulled the top 10 for you:
10. San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose
6. Los Angeles
4. New York
2. Washington D.C.