These Are The Most Bedbug-Infested Cities in the US


Unless Joe Rogan's involved, you likely aren't looking to spend time in a bed of bugs. With that in mind, these 15 cities might be coming off your travel bucket list.

Pest removal company Terminex recently gathered data from more than 300 branches to determine which cities had the the most bedbug issues, focusing on the volume of calls about bedbugs reported by each branch. After crunching the numbers, Detroit claimed first prize. While the people and jobs may have all fled Detroit, somebody actually stuck around! Except it's bedbugs. :( 

Philadelphia came up next, and it's apparently the first time in 4 years that Philly has not scored number one on the Terminex list. So... yay? Cleveland rounded out the top three on the itch list. That's about the closest Cleveland's come to winning anything in the last 50 years.

Take a look at the top 15 below. Also, guys, seriously, clean your beds.

The 15 Most Bedbug Infested Cities in the US 

15. New York, NY
14. Baltimore, MD
13. Oklahoma City, OK
12. Toledo,  OH
11. Denver, CO
10. San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA
9. Dallas-Forth Worth, TX
8. Cincinnati, OH
7. Columbus, OH
6. Chicago, IL
5. Dayton, OH
4. Los Angeles,
3. Cleveland-Akron, OH
2. Philadelphia, PA
1. Detroit, MI

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Kara King is a News Writer at Thrillist and can't stop itching. Send news tips to and follow her at @karatillie.