Dallas tops Terminix’s mosquito list


August 20, 2018

Terminix logoIn recognition of World Mosquito Day Aug. 20, Terminix, a Memphis, Tenn.-based provider of termite and pest control services and a ServiceMaster company, has announced its list of 25 cities pestered the most by mosquitoes.

The Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, area topped the list for the second consecutive year, followed by New York City, Washington, D.C. and Houston, Texas. While many in the United States think of mosquitoes as little more than nuisances that cause itchy red bumps, they can transmit serious diseases—including the West Nile virus—and globally, they are vectors for deadly illnesses including malaria. According to the World Health Organization, mosquitoes are the world’s deadliest animal.

The top mosquito cities list was determined by examining data regarding Terminix services rendered by branches across the United States between July 1, 2017, and July 1, 2018*. Texas and Florida lead the nation, each with four cities on the list, followed closely by California and Tennessee. The full list of the Top 25 cities is as follows:

  1. Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas
  2. New York, N.Y.
  3. Washington, D.C.
  4. Houston, Texas
  5. Los Angeles, Calif.
  6. Atlanta, Ga.
  7. Philadelphia, Pa.
  8. Memphis, Tenn.
  9. Chicago, Ill.
  10. Baltimore, Md.
  11. Miami, Fla.
  12. San Antonio, Texas
  13. Orlando, Fla.
  14. Nashville, Tenn.
  15. Tampa, Fla.
  16. San Francisco, Calif.
  17. Boston, Mass.
  18. Little Rock, Ark.
  19. Mobile, Ala.
  20. Austin, Texas
  21. Oklahoma City, Okla.
  22. Detroit, Mich.
  23. Jacksonville, Fla.
  24. Indianapolis, Ind.
  25. Phoenix, Ariz.

A graphic representation of the list can be found here.


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