Columbus ranked top 10 city with the most bed bugs in 2023 study

Sav McKee

If someone tries to tell you that Columbus, Ohio is only known for football, tell them to think again! Apparently, we’re also a hotspot for…bed bugs.

In Orkin’s list of Top 50 Cities with the most bed bugs, Columbus ranked #10, which sounds pretty awful of course, but the good news is that in 2020, we were ranked #5 in the same study. Things are looking up!

Their findings are based on where the most bed bug treatments occurred between December 1, 2021, and November 30, 2022, in both residential and commercial facilities.  


Here’s the full Top 10 list:

  • 1. Chicago
  • 2. New York 
  • 3. Philadelphia 
  • 4. Cleveland-Akron, OH
  • 5. Los Angeles
  • 6. Detroit 
  • 7. Indianapolis
  • 8. Baltimore 
  • 9. Washington, D.C. 
  • 10. Columbus, OH

Visit Orkin’s website for helpful tips regarding these stubborn pests, or for bed bugs specifically in Columbus, visit Columbus Public Health’s website.

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