Denver [& bedbugs] may be going to Super Bowl 50. The City has a serious Public Health problem – #BedBugs transmit deadly Chagas disease.

15 cities with the worst bed bug infestations

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January 11, 2016 | by Fox25

ServiceMaster, an American company that provides residential and commercial services and owner of Terminix, released their annual ranking of bed bug-infested cities.

For the first time in four years, Detroit outranked Philadelphia and snagged the No. 1 spot.

The top 15 bed bug-infested cities in the United States, according to the the list are as follows:

  1. Detroit, Michigan
  2. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  3. Cleveland-Akron, Ohio
  4. Los Angeles, California
  5. Dayton, Ohio
  6. Chicago, Illinois
  7. Columbus, Ohio
  8. Cincinnati, Ohio
  9. Dallas-Forth Worth, Texas
  10. San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, California
  11. Denver, Colorado
  12. Toledo, Ohio
  13. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  14. Baltimore, Maryland
  15. New York, New York

“We’ve seen a steady increase in bed bugs since the 1990s, which has been influenced by increased international travel and infestations left untreated,” said Paul Curtis, manager of technical services at Terminix. “Most of the cities in our top 15 are big tourist and business destinations, making travelers even more at risk for encounters with bed bugs – whether it’s on the plane, at their hotel, in a movie theater or riding in a taxi. The name ‘bed bug’ is deceptive as these pests can thrive just about anywhere.”

The cities that made the top 15 were identified using information compiled from over 300 Terminix locations across the U.S. The rankings present cities that had the highest number of calls from Jan. 1, 2015 to Dec. 17, 2015.

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