Recently, cities from the Midwest and the Northeast came in at the top of an annual list that isn't exactly a source of pride.
Pest treatment business Orkin's annual ranking of the worst bedbug cities in the U.S. placed Chicago at the top for the third year in a row, followed by New York and Philadelphia
Los Angeles, which went up seven spots to take the fifth-worst bedbug city spot on the list this year, and Youngstown, Ohio, which rose ten spots to No. 27, saw the biggest gains.
Toledo, Ohio, which dropped seven spots to No. 38, and Miami, which dropped six spots to No. 45, were the two cities on the list that showed the most improvement.
ChicagoNew York (+1)Philadelphia (-1)Cleveland-Akron, OH (+4)Los Angeles (+7)Detroit (-2)Indianapolis (-1)Baltimore (-3)Washington, D.C. (-2)Columbus, OH (-1)Champaign, IL (+2)Grand Rapids, MI (-1)
Cincinnati (-3)Charlotte (+1)Denver (+2)Atlanta (-2)Dallas-Ft. Worth (-1)Pittsburgh (+2)Charleston, W.V. (+3)Raleigh-Durham (+4)Flint, MI (+2)San Francisco (-3)Norfolk, VA (+2)Greenville, SC (-3)
St. Louis (-7)Richmond, VAYoungstown (+10)South Bend, IN (+5)Buffalo, NY (-1)Knoxville (-1)Cedar Rapids, IA (-1)Omaha, NE (-5)Nashville (+1)Dayton, OH (-2)Ft. Wayne, IN (+1)Harrisburg (+6)