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Nightmare scenario: 2 Pa. cities rank high on Orkin's bed bug infestation list

The Patriot-News, Harrisburg, Pa. — John Luciew The Patriot-News, Harrisburg, Pa.

Jan. 13-- Jan. 13--The City of Brotherly Love is also home to a boatload of bed bugs. But Philadelphia is slowly freeing itself from the biting bedtime man-eating menace, at least according to the annual ranking by bug killer, Orkin.

As CBSPhilly.com reports, the pest control company is out with its annual list of top cities for bed bugs. And Philly has been recognized for doing a little better in the battle against those most unwanted sleeping buddies.

Last year, the city was No. 10 on the list, but now Philly is down to No. 12.

A for the No. 1 American city where someone should sleep at their own risk: It is none other than The Swamp -- Washington, D.C., according to Orkin.

D.C. bested Baltimore when it comes to bed bugs. Charm City slipped to the second spot on the Orkin list after three years as the frontrunner.

Meanwhile, Pittsburgh crawled up six spots to check in at No. 19, as more people are clearly losing sleep in the 'Burgh.

About the List:

Orkin ranks the top 50 cities with the most bed bugs based on the number of bed bug treatments the company performed from Dec. 1, 2018 through Nov. 30, 2019. The ranking includes both residential and commercial treatments.

Here is the full list:

Orkin's 2020 Bed Bug Cities List:

1. Washington, D.C. (+1)

2. Baltimore (-1)

3. Chicago

4. Los Angeles

5. Columbus, OH

6. New York

7. Detroit (+1)

8. Cincinnati (-1)

9. Indianapolis (+5)

10. Atlanta (-1)

11. Cleveland, OH

12. Philadelphia (-2)

13. San Francisco (-1)

14. Raleigh, NC (-1)

15. Norfolk (+2)

16. Champaign, IL (+7)

17. Dallas (-2)

18. Grand Rapids (+2)

19. Pittsburgh (+6)

20. Charlotte (-1)

21. Richmond, VA (-5)

22. Greenville, SC (-4)

23. Knoxville, TN (-1)

24. Buffalo, NY (-3)

25. Greensboro, NC (-4)

26. Charleston, WV (+5)

27. Denver

28. St. Louis (+2)

29. Nashville (-5)

30. Lansing (+2)

31. Flint (+16)

32. Miami (-3)

33. Milwaukee (-3)

34. Tampa (+1)

35. Omaha (+2)

36. Orlando (+5)

37. Davenport, IA (+5)

38. Houston (-12)

39. Syracuse (-6)

40. Boston (-2)

41. Cedar Rapids, IA (+3)

42. Myrtle Beach (new to list)

43. Seattle (-4)

44. San Diego (+5)

45. Phoenix (-11)

46. Fort Wayne, IN (+2)

47. Las Vegas (-7)

48. Hartford, CT (-5)

49. Dayton, OH (-3)

50. Toledo, OH (new to list)

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