Columbus’ bedbug problem bad despite improved ranking

Columbus saw a slight improvement in annual bed bug-infestation rankings by one national extermination company, but local experts said they’ve seen the problem worsening. Terminix released its 2019 list of most bed bug-infested cities on Monday, and Columbus ranked 11th — down from eighth in 2018. In January, Orkin, another exterminator, ranked Columbus fifth in its 2018 rankings, the same spot it held the previous year. The city rankings are derived from the total number of bed bug-related jobs each company handles in a year. But John Addair, owner of Stryker Pest Control in Columbus, said he believes the problem in Columbus is as bad as ever. “We’ve definitely seen an increase in the numbe