Aside from a few house spiders, we don’t have to worry about too many creepy crawlies this time of year in the Capital Region. Not ones that we can see, at least. Exterminator company, Orkin, listed the Albany Area on a list of the 50 most bed-bug infested areas in the United States.

We clocked in at number 42 on the list, and our stock is rising. We came in at number 44 last year. Sweet dreams! Here’s how the list played out:

1. Chicago

2. Detroit

3. Los Angeles

4. Denver

5. Cincinnati

6. Columbus

7. DC

8. Cleveland

9. Dallas

10. New York City

11. Dayton

12. Richmond VA

13. Seattle

14. San Francisco

15. Raleigh

16. Indianapolis

17. Omaha

18. Houston

19. Milwaukee

20. Baltimore

21. Syracuse

22. Boston

23. Colorado Springs

24. Lexington

25. Miami

26. Hartford

27. Knoxville

28. Buffalo

29. Atlanta

30. Louisville

31. Charleston, WVA

32. San Diego

33. Cedar Rapids, Iowa

34. Minneapolis

35. Phoenix

36. Pittsburgh

37. Honolulu

38. Grand Rapids

39. Grand Junction

40. Nashville

41. Lincoln

42. Albany/Schenectady/Troy

43. Charlotte

44. Tampa

45. Sacramento

46. Las Vegas

47. Greenville

48. Champaign

49. Portland

50. Sioux City