Top 50 Bedbug Cities: KnowBedBugs Newsletter Volume 19


NOBBEL, Inc.       Newsletter Vol. 19        February 2020  

Bedbug Headlines * Certified Property Spotlight * Educational Resources


The annual list of the Top 50 Bedbug Cities, compiled by Orkin Pest, is here. Orkin uses the total number of bedbug calls, combining both residential and commercial properties, to compile this annual list. Baltimore drops the top spot this year, yielding that position to its southern neighboring city, our nation’s capital Washington DC. (We wonder if they are counting the politicians, too!) To see where your city ranks this year, continue reading below.

We have some BIG news of our won…Our NEW & IMPROVED website is now LIVE! Now it is even easier for hotels to:

  • Register your property
  • Register your staff
  • Train & Certify your employees

It’s all online, and is more cost-effective than ever before. You can train your whole staff for less than 1 bedbug treatment. Click this link to get started by claiming your property!

NOBBEL, Inc is the National Organization of Bed Bug Education for Lodging. We offer expert bedbug training and certifications to the lodging industry to help battle online reviews and build consumer confidence. Concerned travelers can book rooms with our certified locations on our website at 

See what some of our certified partners are saying.


  • DC tops Baltimore for this year’s top spot
  • Flint, MI jumps 16 spots
  • Police are “itching” to find the suspect
  • Surveillance cameras may spot who was “bugging” the store.
  • OSUKA, Women’s Tag Team Champion, tells all in YouTube Video
  • Got bedbugs on a flight to Boston
  • Workers accuse MTA of cover-up
  • Bedbugs found 2x in 5 day span

Actress Sues Princess Cruise over Bedbugs

  • Connie Flores & her husband have filed a lawsuit over their “horrific experience” on board.
  • Couple was celebrating their anniversary


Simple fact: Bedbugs can be found wherever humans are found. They hitchhike in our belongings to get from place to place.
Our mission is to help hotels “fight back” against bedbugs. People bring bedbugs into hotels. Hotels Are NOT to blame. 

Other places bedbugs have recently “bugged”:

At the Docks
Bath Iron Works Battling Bedbugs
Bath, ME

In Schools
Bedbugs Found at Kalamazoo Middle School
Kalamazoo, MI

Bedbugs Found in Classroom at Whittier Elementary School
Pittsburgh, PA

At the Library
Des Plains Library Pays $22,500 to Take Care of bedbug Problem
Des Plains, IL

On Campus
Bedbugs Found at Edinboro University Residence Hall
Erie, PA
Help Is On The Way!

Bed Bug App Helps Identify, Prevent & Eliminate Infestations

From home invasions to surprise travel mates, the Bed Bug Field Guide smartphone app provides information to assist with any encounter of the tiny pests. This app makes GREAT sense, especially to the frequent traveler.

Of course there are ways you can detect bedbug activity, even without the app. With our Bedbug Detection link, you will get all of the facts, photos and descriptions of bedbug activity that you need in order to avoid bedbugs. 
The following hotel properties have achieved their NOBBEL certifications. Any guest would feel better about staying in a bed bug certified property, confident that the staff is well-trained, and that the property has a plan!

Is YOUR property NOBBEL certified? Get more information or claim your property here.


Holiday Inn Express Louisville Northeast
Louisville, KY


The Burgundy Inn
Ocean City, MD

Hyatt Place Blacksburg / University
Blacksburg, VA

Springhill Suites Greensboro
Greensboro, NC

The DeSoto
Savannah, GA

Guests can click “BOOK THIS HOTEL” on our site to reserve a room. We offer direct links to our certified properties websites, and do so at 0% commissions! Yet another reason to get your property certified today. Ready to get started? Claim your property here, or email us:


Bed bugs can ingest seven times their own weight in blood, which would be the equivalent of an average-sized male drinking 120 gallons of liquid.

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