There is a scene in the Steve Martin comedy movie [called “The Jerk”] inwhich the character [Navin R. Johnson] is overly-excited by the arrival of the new phonebook. He thinks he is “somebody”, because his name is in print. The old saying, “any publicity is good publicity” does NOT always apply….. like when the new annual “Top 50 Most BedBug Infested Cities in the USA” list is published.

Contrary to what “Navin” believes [“This is the kind of spontaneous publicity that “makes people”] most Mayors, Chambers of Commerce and City Health Departments would rather NOT be recognized for the inglorious achievement of being on the list, but there they are. Both Orkin and Terminex play this game with PR/news releases as a way to hype the franchise pest control services they sell. The list are not really very scientific, but actually based of the number of service calls received in each city. This introduces reporting variables that have nothing to do with the level of BedBug infestations, but lets allow them to have their “fun” at the expensive of Municipal reputation all across the USA.

Here is the Top 50 Most Bed Bug Infested Cities List [per the newest Orkin press release.]

1. Chicago Il (moving up +1 spot to be the New #1, like Casey Kasum used to say)
2. Detroit MI (up +1)
3. Los Angeles Calif (up +2)
4. Denver Colo (holding steady at #4)
5. Cincinnati Ohio (down the list -4 places, but everyone else in Ohio is “catching-up” fast. )
6. Columbus, Ohio (still ranked #6, but workin’ hard to break that Top 5 goal.)
7. Washington, D.C. (up +1 on this list, but “DC” is Mr BedBug‘s all-time #1 BedBug infested city, as discussed elsewhere)
8. Cleveland/Akron/Canton Ohio (up +5 places as most of Ohio tries to capture the “glory” reserved for Cincinnati)
9. Dallas/Ft. Worth Tx (down -2 slots)
10. New York City NY (down -1spot)
11. Dayton, Ohio (up +4 places, but “dead-last” in Ohio’s race to be the #1 “State” for BedBugs)
12. Richmond/Petersburg, Va. (down -2 spots, because a % of the BedBugs moved to DC)
13. Seattle/Tacoma Washington (up +14 places because Orkin confused reports of “bugs” in the MicroSoft 8 with Bedbugs)
14. San Francisco/Oakland/San Jose Calif (down -2 spots, because “gay” BedBugs can’t reproduce. Hey! It’s a joke)
15. Raleigh/Durham/Fayetteville, N.C. (up +4)
16. Indianapolis Indiana (up +15 spots, because racers bring new BedBugs for the fans to take home, after the “500”)
17. Omaha, Neb. (up +11 because BedBugs like clear, country air and wide-open spaces, just like cowboys )
18. Houston Tx (down -7 spots)
19. Milwaukee Wisc (up +13 spots to be a leader in the race for “most popular new BedBug home” )
20. Baltimore Md (down -2)
21. Syracuse, NY (up +2)
22. Boston Mass (down -8)
23. Colorado Springs/Pueblo, Colo. (up +2)
24. Lexington, Ky. (down -2)
25. Miami/Ft. Lauderdale (down -1 spot, because a % of the BedBugs ran off to Orlando, during the “census” )
26. Hartford/New Haven, Conn. (up +10 spots, because BedBugs like to: “get out of the city” too)
27. Knoxville, Tenn. (up +11 places on the list)
28. Buffalo, N.Y. (up +1 place)
29. Atlanta Georgia (down -8 spots, y’all )
30. Louisville, Ky. (up +5 places)
31. Charleston/Huntington, W. Va. (up +18 positions, winner of the “fastest growing” individual Top 50 BedBug City)
32. San Diego Calif (down -6)
33. Cedar Rapids/Waterloo, Iowa (up +12 positions)
34. Minneapolis/St. Paul Minn (up +12 places too, fighting for the title of “fastest growing BedBug Infested City)
35. Phoenix Az (down -1 place)
36. Pittsburgh (down -6 spots)
37. Honolulu (down -19 spots to become the 1st city to drop over 15 spots year-to-year)
38. Grand Rapids/Kalamazoo, Mich. (up +1 spot)
39. Grand Junction/Montrose, Colo. (down -1 place)
40. Nashville, Tenn. (holding steady at #40, kinda like the city itself)
41. Lincoln/Hastings/Kearney, Neb. (up +7 place, because there is nothing to do but make “baby BedBugs” in Nebr)
42. Albany/Schenectady/Troy, N.Y. (up +2 spots, because in Capital cities, BedBugs aren’t the only “blood-suckers” in town )
43. Charlotte, N.C. (down -10 slots)
44. Tampa/St. Petersburg, Fla. (Proud hometown of Mr BedBug, I’m counting on the tourist to increase our local “population”.)
45. Sacramento/Stockton/Modesto, Calif. (down -4 slots )
46. Las Vegas Nevada (down -30 places, because most “tasty” humans are focused on tradeshows and gambling, not sleeping )
47. Greenville/Spartanburg/Asheville, S.C.
48. Champaign/Springfield, Ill.
49. Portland, Ore.
50. Sioux City, Iowa (The local news and TV stations are makin’ headlines, creating the most excitement they’ve seen in a while.)

Mr BedBug on the set of MrBedBugTV

Mr BedBug on the set of MrBedBugTV


I am Mr BedBug, [the Chief SpokesBug for FLfresh.com] and the Editor of the BedBug News Reports.com. We created this web site to help YOU learn for the mistakes of others. [We like to report on success stories too….as few and far between as they are] One thing my BedBug News Reports team has seen over and over is: there are A LOT OF MYTHS and folk-lore about BedBugs on the internet. In fact, some things we see [or are repeated by local TV reporters] is just plain STUPID. [Yes, I do reach out to reporters to help with follow-ups to local stories and share correct info. Not everyone can be a BedBug expert, like Me.] Because there is probably not a single BedBug treatment that is correct for every situation, the national franchise pest control firm use consumer confusion [coupled with the name-brand recognition of this annual survey silliness] to increase their local sales / revenue numbers in each city. You really can clean a BedBug infestation in your home. It is not an EASY “Do-It-Yourself” chore, but if you learn the facts and do the work, You can save A LOT of money.

My team has taken the time to compile the most-current, accurate information about BedBugs at www.FLfresh.com. Knowledge is power. Learn how to avoid a BedBug infestation in the first place, by learning from the examples posted here on BedBug News Reports.com. Get the facts about how BedBugs live, grow, feed, spread and breed, so you can notice the earliest signs of a BedBug infestation in your home, school, church workplace or recreation areas. When it is time to KILL BedBugs [because that is the ONLY solution to an infestation problem], we offer advice on ALL the common, effective BedBug treatments available.

As Mr BedBug, It is my job to raise awareness. Yes, I am here for comedy relief, but don’t let my handsome, manly, BedBug-ness distract you from the very real information and practical step-by-step advice available at www.FLfresh.com. We don’t take phone calls about your specific situation, [because we don’t want you to think you are talking to telephone sales-people], but I am available to answer your questions. Send an e-mail to MrBedBug [at the web site] FLfresh.com. Just like every other “celebrity”, you can Follow @MrBedBug on the Twitter-Toy, LIKE MrBedBug on FaceBook or watch me on my very own TV Channel [I’m like Oprah that way] Tune-in to MrBedBugTV on YouTube.

There are many options you can use to clean a BedBug infestation in your home or apartment/condo and workplace. Separate FACT from FOLK-LORE and Myth at www.FLfresh.com We are the national distributor of EcoBugFREE, the BedBug Eliminator. It is a non-toxic [kid-safe and pet-friendly] way to KILL BEDBUGS. The more you know about how BedBugs live, hide, feed, breed and travel, the better you can protect yourself from BedBugs.

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