ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – The pest control company Terminix has released its annual list of top bed-bug infested cities, according to the USA Today.

The exterminator has identified the 15 top cities with the largest increase in infestations and St. Louis finds itself on that list.

St. Louis ranks seventh on the list of 15 with a 40 percent increase in infestations.

Terminix says bed bugs have been associated with anemia, which can lead to problems related to excessive scratching and can have a “psychological impact,” according to the USA Today.

The 15 cities with the greatest increases in bed bug complaint called to Terminix:

Sacramento, Calif. — 54%

Milwaukee — 53%

Las Vegas — 50%

Columbus, Ohio — 47%

Baltimore — 46%

Riverside-San Bernardino, Calif. — 41%

St. Louis — 40 %

Cleveland — 36%

Louisville, Ky. — 31%

Denver — 28%

Los Angeles — 27%

San Francisco — 26%

Dallas/Ft. Worth — 25%

Nashville, Tenn. — 17%

Houston — 15%


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