Folks in northeast Ohio can take heart because the news could be worse.
Yes, the Cleveland-Akron-Canton metro area jumped up in Orkin's latest list of the "top 50 bed bug cities" again, and yes, that means we're sitting at #6 now.
But it could be worse. We could be Cincinnati, a former #1 that still sits at #5.
In fact, it's good news that greater Cleveland is still behind Cincy. Our state capitol, Columbus, leap-frogged the Queen City this year, coming in at #3, just behind Chicago (#1) and Los Angeles (#2).
Even Dayton climbed up the poll, rising four more spots to #7.
That gives the Buckeye State four cities in the top 10--Toledo joined the top 50 at #43--making Ohio arguably one of the bed buggiest states in the Union.
Orkin derived its rankings according to business its parent company, Rollins, did in each of these cities from January 2013 to December 2013.