Updated: December 7, 2021

Bed bugs are a nationwide problem. They can be found just about anywhere in the United States.

But some places are worse off than others…

Most bed bug infestations occur in and around large cities. Areas with a higher population density will sustain larger bed bug colonies than rural or suburban areas.

Here are the top cities in America with the worst bed bug infestations:

  1. Cincinnati, OH
  2. Columbus, OH
  3. Chicago, IL
  4. Denver, CO
  5. Philadelphia, PA
  6. Cleveland, OH
  7. New York, NY
  8. Los Angeles, CA
  9. San Francisco, CA
  10. Washington, DC
  11. Detroit, MI
  12. Dallas, TX
  13. Tampa, FL
  14. Atlanta, GA
  15. San Diego, CA
  16. Dayton, OH
  17. Pittsburgh, PA
  18. Nashville, TN
  19. Houston, TX
  20. Charlotte, NC
  21. Indianapolis, IN
  22. St. Louis, MO
  23. Knoxville, TN
  24. Buffalo, NY
  25. Orlando, FL
  26. Milwaukee, WI
  27. Pittsburgh, PA
  28. Flint, MI
  29. Hartford, CT
  30. Little Rock, AR
  31. Miami, FL
  32. Providence, RI
  33. Sacramento, CA
  34. Las Vegas, NV
  35. Memphis, TN
  36. Austin, TX
  37. Oklahoma City, OK
  38. Baltimore, MD
  39. Richmond, VA
  40. Boston, MA
  41. New Haven, CT
  42. Bridgeport, CT
  43. Albany, NY
  44. Norfolk, VA
  45. Charleston, WV
  46. Jackson, MS
  47. Cranston, RI
  48. Phoenix, AZ
  49. Portland, ME
  50. Seattle, WA
  51. Minneapolis, MN
  52. Honolulu, HI
  53. Birmingham, AL
  54. Cedar Rapids, IA
  55. Raleigh, NC
  56. Warwick, RI
  57. Atlantic City, NJ
  58. Lexington, KY
  59. New Orleans, LA
  60. Baton Rouge, LA
  61. Portland, OR
  62. Salt Lake City, UT
  63. South Bend, IN
  64. Greensboro, NC
  65. Toledo, OH
  66. New London, CT
  67. Fresno, CA
  68. Anchorage, AK
  69. South Bend, IN
  70. Youngstown, OH
  71. Shreveport, LA
  72. Grand Rapids, MI
  73. Davenport, IA
  74. Lansing, MI
  75. Juneau, AK

The number of bed bugs in the United States has grown considerably in the past few decades. This is partially due to an increase in cross-country and international travel.

And it could only get worse from here…

67% of pest control experts believe that bed bug cases will only continue to increase over the next few years.

Bed bugs are notoriously difficult to get rid of. Oftentimes, you won’t know you have a bed bug infestation until it’s too late.

If you suspect you have an infestation in your home, take the following steps to get rid of bed bugs:

  • Seal off any cracks or crevices where bed bugs may be hiding.
  • Clean any infested bedding, clothing, or furniture.
  • Use natural pest remedies, like scented objects or diatomaceous earth, to kill bed bugs. Only use chemical pesticides as a last resort.
  • Consult a pest professional if you cannot remove the infestation on your own.

If you experienced a bed bug infestation in a hotel or apartment building, you may be eligible for financial compensation. 

Submit your case today for a FREE, no-obligation consultation with an attorney. 

This list was produced by cross-referencing studies conducted by pest control authorities like Terminix and Orkin, who produce their own annual lists of the worst bed bug cities in America.

For additional questions regarding our research – You can email us at support@bedbuglawyer.org for more information. 

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Date Published: 2021-12-07

Written By James Oliver

James is a writer for bedbuglawer.org. Having graduated with a BA in English, his passion for writing and helping others learn about bed bug related injuries is evident in the expert coverage he provides. James' other interests include reading and watching nature documentaries.

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