Orkin: Chicago is No. 1 city for bed bugs

Pest control company Orkin named Chicago the number one city for bed bugs on Tuesday. The company said it did more business in Chicago than any other city last year.

Bed bug spraying jumped by 33 percent last year, compared to the year before.

Chicago is ranked ahead of Detroit, Los Angeles and Denver.

The nation’s largest city, New York, ranked 10th on the list.

4 comments

  • stichmo

    The above headline is misleading at best because it is only based on one provider's customers. It would be like Southwest Airlines saying that Midway is the busiest airport in Chicago because they do more business at Midway than O'Hare. While the underlying fact is true for Southwest, the conclusion being drawn is false.

  • adjustable beds

    Chicago is a very developing country and having such rate of bed bugs in the city is bit of a concerning condition. For pest Control Company this is a great chance to increase their spray selling. Thanks.

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