I hate to say it, but New York is high on the US bed bug list. From Forbes:
Bustling densely populated urban epicenters with high turnovers of tourists and business travelers are among the worst sufferers. Those cities include New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.
But New York may not be the worst, though we’re #1 on the Terminix list (#7 with Orkin).
The state most afflicted by bed bugs is a bit of a surprise: Ohio. Three of the Buckeye state’s cities—Cincinnati, Columbus and Dayton—are on the exterminators’ bed bug-infested lists.
How do we handle the bugs here?
New York now requires landlords to tell new tenants whether a property has experienced past outbreaks.
I’m sure that’s working out well.