Until we had the roach problem in our house, I was not aware of how common the roach infestation was throughout the whole country and the most roach infested cities.
While I was having a conversation with a friend of mine, he has advised me of how much they have suffered when they were living in Miami and afterwards at Houston from roach infestation. And the following days, just by coincidence, I read an article about the most roach and rat infested cities in the U.S.
American Housing Survey has included signs of mice, rats or roaches as a deficiency to the Housing Quality in the 2015 report as referring to respondents who reported seeing mice, rats, or cockroaches (living or dead) or any signs of those, inside the house or building during the 12 months prior to interview or while the household was living in the unit if less than 12 months.
According to the survey, New Orleans, Houston and Miami are the most cockroach infested cities in the United States. When I checked the total amount to the results included in the survey, noted the percentage between 30% – 41% as the highest rate. WOW!!!
According to this survey results, almost one third of the units are struggling from roach problems. Should I be thankful that I am still in California? What about you?
If you wonder about the city and the results of the most roach infested cities as per AHS, let’s have a look at the numbers below:
To be honest, when I saw the above for the infestation ratio throughout the country, I was shocked but at the same time a little relieved by feeling a little company here.. Spending a little more time on it and comparing the states, noticed that these intruders do love the warm and humid areas.
For sure, the above map does not reflect the whole state as infested. Just a mark of the state that the above listed most roach infested cities are located in.. Just like, the white ones does not mean that there is no cockroach infestation at any of the cities that those states include.
As a conclusion, if you are planning to move to another city or further than that have plans to move to the United States, then it is worthwhile to have a look at the summary tables from the Census Bureau’s 2015 American Housing Survey (AHS) for the largest 25 metropolitan areas.