Good night, sleep tight, Don't let the bedbugs bite.

Unless you're in Cedar Rapids because they probably will be biting you!

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A list came out this month which ranked some of the worst cities in America for bed bugs.

This study is based on data gathered between December 1, 2021 – November 30, 2022. It focuses in on just how many bed bug treatments were performed in that particular metro area, according to Orkin. 

Adult bed bugs are brown and are the size of a an apple seed, according to officials. They are VERY smelly as well. These pests give off a "musty sweetish" odor.

One of the best ways to help detect bed bugs early is to keep a careful eye on your luggage at hotels. Oftentimes the creatures can be found in common places in a hotel room like the luggage rack.

Also, it never hurts to use a protective cover on your mattress to make sure they don't sneak inside.


If you don't already feel kind of grossed out by all of this bed bug's going to get a bit worse. Just warning, ya!

Last year, Cedar Rapids made an appearance on the list. However, there is a bit of a silver lining with this year's results. The 2023 results have placed the "City of Five Seasons" at 31 on the list. Cedar Rapids came in right behind Knoxville, Tennessee and before Omaha, Nebraska.

Here are the top ten cities in America

  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

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