The Unexpected Hub for Bedbugs That'll Leave You Scratching Your Head!

Today I learned there is a huge bedbug infestation in Paris, France.


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Bedbugs have become an increasingly concerning issue in France over an extended period. According to ANSES, the French Agency for Food, Environmental, and Occupational Health & Safety, there was a bedbug infestation in over 10% of French households between 2017 and 2022.

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Gross

So, 1 in 10 Frenchies have bedbugs in their home. That's what they get for being rude and smelly. Just kidding, I don't think I've ever met a Parisian, but they do have a reputation. But enough about them, what about America, dangit!

U.S.A!

The folks over at Orkin have released their Top 50 Bed Bug Cities List, and I'm proud to say that Texas does not have a city on the list in the top ten! Hooray!

Heck, we wouldn't have even had one in the top 20 if it were not for this one dirty *ss city in the Northern part of the state. What city is it? Check out the full list below.

The List

  1. Chicago

  2. New York (+1)

  3. Philadelphia (-1)

  4. Cleveland-Akron, OH (+4)

  5. Los Angeles (+7)

  6. Detroit (-2)

  7. Indianapolis (-1)

  8. Baltimore (-3)

  9. Washington, D.C. (-2)

  10. Columbus, OH (-1)

  11. Champaign, IL (+2)

  12. Grand Rapids, MI (-1)

  13. Cincinnati (-3)

  14. Charlotte (+1)

  15. Denver (+2)

  16. Atlanta (-2)

  17. Dallas-Ft. Worth (-1)

  18. Pittsburgh (+2)

  19. Charleston, W.V. (+3)

  20. Raleigh-Durham (+4)

  21. Flint, MI (+2)

  22. San Francisco (-3)

  23. Norfolk, VA (+2)

  24. Greenville, SC (-3)

  25. St. Louis (-7)

  26. Richmond, VA

  27. Youngstown (+10)

  28. South Bend, IN (+5)

  29. Buffalo, NY (-1)

  30. Knoxville (-1)

  31. Cedar Rapids, IA (-1)

  32. Omaha, NE (-5)

  33. Nashville (+1)

  34. Dayton, OH (-2)

  35. Ft. Wayne, IN (+1)

  36. Harrisburg (+6)

  37. Davenport (-2)

  38. Toledo (-7)

  39. Seattle (+5)

  40. Milwaukee (-2)

  41. Tampa (-1)

  42. Lansing, MI (+6)

  43. Greensboro, N.C.

  44. Houston (-3)

  45. Miami (-6)

  46. Lexington, KY (+1)

  47. Orlando (-1)

  48. Peoria (-3)

  49. Louisville, KY (-3)

  50. Lincoln, NE

Dallas For the Win

That's right, lucky number 17 is... Dallas-Ft.Worth? That's two cities! I demand a recount! Houston is at number 44, but are we not including the surrounding cities?  I feel like that's what they did for the Dallas-Fort Worth greater metropolitan area. I guess it is all one big, neverending city.

One big, neverending, bedbug-infested city.

 

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