July 15, 2014
Bed bugs are still biting. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Environmental Protection Agency released a joint statement declaring that the United States is “experiencing an alarming resurgence in the population of bed bugs.” And these bugs are biting everywhere. Pest control company Orkin recently ranked cities by the number of bed bug treatments Orkin performed in 2013. Chicago tops the list; ranked New York cities include Syracuse (14), New York City (17), Buffalo (38), and Albany/Schenectady/Troy (43). Within the hospitality industry, seventy-five percent of the respondents to a 2013 survey of 251 pest management companies across the United States reported they have seen bed bug infestations in hotels and motels.