The latest rankings of the worst cities for bed bugs have been released, with good news for the Albany area.

After receiving the of the not so great honor of being among Orkin's Top 50 Bed Bugs Cities list in 2019, it's good news for Albany/Schenectady/Troy: we have fallen from the top 50!

Orkin just released there top 50 bed bug cities for 2020, and Albany is nowhere to be seen. New York City (#5), Buffalo (#24) and Syracuse (#39) all landed in the top 50 again. Now maybe you are wondering how they could rank which cities have the most bed bugs - Orkin says it is simply based on where they "... performed the most bed bug treatments from December 1, 2018 – November 30, 2019."

So the good news is Albany dropped off the list, but who knows what that means. Maybe we just didn't discover these nasty critters as much to warrant treatments. Maybe they are still lurking! Or maybe like many New York residents, they have left the state because of high taxes and cost of living! Ha!