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Orkin moves Milwaukee up on worst list for bed bugs

Milwaukee is on a new list of worst cities for bed bugs released by the pest control company Orkin. Milwaukee moved up six places on this last since the 2013 list was released. Orkin reports an 18% increase in business related to bed bugs from 2013. 

Chicago is listed as the nation's worst bed bug city for the third year in a row.

Orkin's 2014 list of worst cities for bed bugs (source CBS News):

1. Chicago

2. Detroit (+2 spots from 2013)

3. Columbus, Ohio

4. Los Angeles (-2)

5. Cleveland - Akron - Canton, Ohio (+1)

6. Dallas - Ft. Worth (+7)

7. Cincinnati (-2)

8. Denver (+1)

9. Richmond - Petersburg, Va. (+2)

10. Dayton, Ohio (-3)

11. Indianapolis (-1)

12. Houston (+4)

13. Seattle - Tacoma (+5)

14. Washington, District of Columbia - Hagerstown, Md. (-6)

15. Milwaukee (+6)

16. San Francisco - Oakland - San Jose (+3)

17. Raleigh - Durham - Fayetteville, N.C. (-5)

18. New York (-1)

19. Charleston - Huntington, W.Va. (+11)

20. Grand Rapids - Kalamazoo - Battle Creek, Mich. (+13)

21. Omaha, Neb. (+16)

22. Louisville, Ky. (+10)

23. Nashville, Tenn.

24. Lexington, Ky. (+16)

25. Atlanta (-10)

26. Buffalo, N.Y. (+12)

27. Sacramento - Stockton - Modesto, Calif. (+14)

28. Syracuse, N.Y. (-14)

29. Boston - Manchester (-9)

30. Charlotte, N.C. (-5)

31. Baltimore (-4)

32. Phoenix - Prescott (-4)

33. Miami - Ft. Lauderdale (-11)

34. Knoxville, Tenn. (-3)

35. Cedar Rapids - Waterloo - Dubuque, Iowa (-6)

36. Minneapolis - St. Paul (+8)

37. Hartford - New Haven, Conn. (+3)

38. Champaign - Springfield - Decatur, Ill. (-3)

39. San Diego (-13)

40. Lincoln - Hastings - Kearney, Neb. (-1)

41. Kansas City, Mo. (+9)

42. Honolulu (+3)

43. Albany - Schenectady - Troy, N.Y.

44. Colorado Springs - Pueblo, Colo. (-2)

45. Myrtle Beach - Florence, S.C.

46. St. Louis

47. Greenville - Spartanburg, S.C. - Asheville, N.C. (-11)

48. Bowling Green, Ky.

49. Ft. Wayne, Ind.

50. Toledo, Ohio (-4)

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