Lots of us hate bugs. That's nothing unusual.

But there are some bugs that are decidedly more hateworthy than others. Like cockroaches.

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The Danger of Cockroaches

Cockroaches are just gross. They can completely take over homes, cause asthma, and spread bacteria that lead to diseases such as salmonella, staphylococcus, and streptococcus, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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Only Antarctica has escaped the wrath of the roach. These pests are all over the rest of the world - worse in some areas than others.

The Cockroach Capital of Michigan

According to PestGnome, the most roach-infested city in Michigan is Detroit. Fighting the problem is such an all-encompassing activity that Detroit is second only to Minneapolis, Minnesota, in the number of pest control workers per 10,000 households.

Detroit's recent history with cockroach problems has been fairly well-documented.

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A little over a year ago, a Detroit location of Popeye's Louisiana Kitchen was forced to shut down temporarily after a DoorDash driver waiting for a customer's order filmed roaches crawling all over straws, bags, and utensils inside the restaurant.

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Then there's the dude in Detroit who threw a shoe (with a gun in it) at a cockroach and ended up shooting himself in the foot - doesn't that sound more like a "Florida man" story?

But we digress.

Detroit is so infested with cockroaches that it ranks among the 25 "roachiest" cities in America. Check out the full list below.

The 25 Most Roach-Infested Cities in America

They're creepy. They're crawly. And they're all over the place in these U.S. cities. Check out the Top 25 Most Roach-Infested Cities in America, according to PestGnome.

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These 50 US Cities are Crawling with Bed Bugs

Every year the pest control gurus at Orkin put together a list of the Top 50 Bed Bug Destinations in the United States. Which areas do you travel to that you should take extra care to watch out for these blood-sucking insects? Let's countdown to the most bed-bug-riddled city in the United States.

Gallery Credit: Scott Clow

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