Milwaukee ranked in top 50 cities for bed bugs

Posted at 1:01 PM, Jan 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-13 15:44:51-05
MILWAUKEE -- Here's something that will make your skin crawl.
Orkin has listed Milwaukee as one of the top 50 cities for bed bugs.
Fourteen cities in the Midwest – more than any other region – are included in the ranking, including multiple cities in Illinois, Ohio, Michigan and Kentucky.
Milwaukee is ranked #26 on the list. The #1 one spot is Chicago, for the fourth year in a row. 
The list ranks cities by the number of bed bug treatments Orkin serviced from January through December 2015. 
The list includes both residential and commercial treatments. 
Take the following precautions to help prevent bed bugs: 
  • Inspect your home for signs of bed bugs regularly; including furniture, mattress seams and bed sheets, as well as behind baseboards, electrical outlets and picture frames.
  • Decrease clutter around your home to make bed bug inspections and detection much easier.
  • Inspect and quarantine all secondhand furniture before bringing it inside your home.
  • Dry potentially infested bed linens, curtains and stuffed animals on the hottest temperature allowed for the fabric.

Here is the top 10 :

1. Chicago

2. Los Angeles

3. Washington, D.C. 

4. New York

5. Columbus, Ohio 

6. Philadelphia

7. Detroit 

8. Cincinnati

9. Richmond-Petersburg, Va. 

10. Baltimore