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Omaha named one of the cities most affected by bed bugs

Posted: 4:32 PM, Jan 23, 2020
Updated: 2020-01-24 19:36:42-05
Orkin releases list of cities most plagued by bed bugs

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Omaha is one of the 50 cities most affected by bed bugs, according to pest control company Orkin.

The company recently released a list of the top 50 bed bug cities. Omaha placed 35th, a jump of two spots from 2018.

The list is based on data from the metro areas where Orkin performed the most bed bug treatments from December 1, 2018 – November 30, 2019.

The ranking includes both residential and commercial treatments.

Two cities in Iowa - Davenport (37) Cedar Rapids (41) - also cracked the top 50. Washington D.C. topped the list.

To help prevent bed bugs, Orkin recommends inspecting your home for the creatures on a regular basis, decreasing clutter and examining all secondhand furniture before bringing it into your home.