Homeowners’ Biggest Pests of 2018

December 14, 2018

The biggest pest of 2018? Bedbugs.

The second annual Terminix Entomologists’ Almanac took a look at the biggest pest trends from the past year based on social media chatter and internet queries. Bedbugs clinched the title for the second year in a row.

Americans searched for information about bedbugs more than 6.7 million times this year—more so than any other pest. Terminix, a national pest control company, says it has seen a steady increase in bedbug infestations since the 1990s.

Terminix revealed the following as 2018’s biggest pests of the year:

1. Bedbug

2. Opossum

3. Scorpion

4. Spider

5. Hornet

6. Mosquito

7. Silverfish

8. Squirrel

9. Centipede

10. Cockroach

Terminix also released findings of the pest-laden places in 2018, based on search data per capita.
The states with the most pest problems and searches in 2018 are:

1. District of Columbia

2. North Carolina

3. Massachusetts

4. Ohio

5. Washington

6. New Hampshire

7. Rhode Island

8. Oregon

9. New York

10. Indiana