Has Bed Bug Problem Declined in Denver?

BizJournals.com
Monday, June 4, 2012

A new ranking released Monday reveals that Denver's bed bug problem isn't as bad as it once was -- or maybe it just means other cities have it worse.

The pest-control company Terminix listed the cities with the worst bed bug problems, taking into account calls from customers and reports from its 300 branches.

Denver was ranked at No. 6 for 2011, but this year Terminix moved the Mile High City to the No. 9 spot.

And New York, which was at the top of the list last year, surrendered its spot to Philadelphia. Last year Philadelphia was No. 5.

Here are the 10 cities with the worst bed bug problems, according to Terminix.

1. Philadelphia.

2. Cincinnati.

3. New York.

4. Chicago.

5. Detroit.

6. Washington, D.C.

7. Columbus, Ohio.

8. San Francisco.

9. Denver.

10. New Haven, Conn.

Rival pest-control company Orkin earlier this year released its own ranking of cities with the worst bed bug problems, based on the number of treatments done in 2011. Denver ranked No. 4 in Orkin's survey, up two spots from 2010.

Cincinnati had the biggest problem with bed bugs last year, according to Orkin's findings.