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NYC Is America's 8th-Worst City For Bedbugs: Orkin

New York City is the eighth-most bedbug-infested city in the nation, according to pest control company Orkin.

The company said the Big Apple actually fell four spots on this year's ranking, which is based on treatment data from cities where Orkin performed the most bedbug treatments in 2017. 

The busiest place for bed bugs was Baltimore, which topped the list for the second year in a row. Washington, Chicago, Los Angeles and Columbus Ohio rounded out the top five. 

New York City claimed the No. 4 spot in both 2015 and 2016. 

Other cities in the region that made the list include Buffalo (No. 20), Hartford/New Haven, Connecticut (No. 30; Syracuse (No. 33); and Albany/Schenectatdy (No. 50.) No metropolitan areas in New Jersey made the list.

Here are the top 25 cities:

  1. Baltimore
  2. Washington, D.C.
  3. Chicago
  4. Los Angeles
  5. Columbus, Ohio
  6. Cincinnati
  7. Detroit
  8. New York
  9. San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose
  10. Dallas-Fort Worth
  11. Indianapolis
  12. Philadelphia
  13. Atlanta
  14. Cleveland-Akron-Canton, Ohio
  15. Raleigh-Durham, N.C.
  16. Richmond-Petersburg, Va.
  17. Houston
  18. Norfolk-Portsmouth-Newport News, Va.
  19. Charlotte, North Carolina
  20. Buffalo
  21. Knoxville, Tennessee
  22. Nashville, Tennessee
  23. Grand Rapids-Kalamazoo-Battle Creek, Michigan
  24. Pittsburgh
  25. Greenville-Spartanburg, South Carolina-Asheville, North Carolina
  26. Champaign-Springfield-Decatur, Illinois
  27. Phoenix
  28. Denver
  29. Milwaukee
  30. Hartford-New Haven, Connecticut
  31. Charleston-Huntington, West Virginia
  32. Boston
  33. Syracuse, New York
  34. Dayton, Ohio
  35. St. Louis
  36. Seattle
  37. Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
  38. Flint-Saginaw-Bay City, Michigan
  39. Omaha, Nebraska
  40. Cedar Rapids-Waterloo-Dubuque, Iowa
  41. San Diego
  42. Lexington, Kentucky
  43. Honolulu, Hawaii
  44. Louisville, Kentucky
  45. Las Vegas
  46. Greensboro-High Point-Winston Salem, North Carolina
  47. New Orleans
  48. Myrtle Beach-Florence, South Carolina
  49. Tampa-St. Petersburg, Florida
  50. Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York
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