Nearly 75% of homeowners admitted their houses had unwanted piles of dust, pet hair and other particles known as dust bunnies, according to those surveyed in 20 major U.S. cities for the first-ever Dust Bunny Barometer from American Standard Heating and Air Conditioning.

The Dust Bunny Barometer found that 82% of Pittsburgh and Seattle residents battle dust bunnies in their homes, the highest percentage among those cities surveyed. Sacramento reported the fewest dust bunnies but still claimed a significant presence with 69% of residents admitting to having them in their homes.

To combat dust bunnies and remove irritating particles like dust, pollen, pet hair and even bacteria, the company recommends whole-home air filtration systems, which are said to remove up to 99.98% of airborne particles and allergens from the filtered air.

Barometer survey results for all 20 cities can be found at