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:
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
6. New Hampshire
7. Rhode Island
9. New York
Updated: January 15, 2019