Top 20 ‘buggiest’ cities in the U.S.


August 22, 2023

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Thumbtack, a home care app, revealed the buggiest cities in the U.S. based on data from millions of home projects from across 50 states.

Mosquitoes, ants and spiders can feel like an everyday nuisance during summer months. According to the findings, July and August are the buggiest months of the year, with Texan and Floridian cities hit the hardest — representing six of the Top 10 cities.

The Top 20 buggiest cities in the U.S. based on Thumbtack’s findings are:

  1. Atlanta, Ga.
  2. Dallas, Texas
  3. Austin, Texas
  4. Houston, Texas
  5. Washington, D.C.
  6. Baltimore, Md.
  7. Orlando, Fla.
  8. Miami, Fla.
  9. West Palm Beach, Fla.
  10. Charlotte, N.C.
  11. Tampa, Fla.
  12. San Francisco, Calif.
  13. Seattle, Wash.
  14. San Antonio, Texas
  15. Boston, Mass.
  16. Norfolk, Va.
  17. Philadelphia, Pa.
  18. Charleston, S.C.
  19. Phoenix, Ariz.
  20. Denver, Colo.

Data is from consumer requests on the Thumbtack platform from July 2022 to present for pest control services, pest inspection, bed bug extermination and outdoor pesticide application. Rankings were based on the relative frequency of such requests, adjusted for the population of state and metropolitan areas.

“A little bit of prevention can go a long way toward maintaining a pest-free home,” David Steckel, Thumbtack’s home expert, said in the news release.Costing on average is $135 across the country. Hiring a pest control professional can help you identify areas for improvement and provide you with regular maintenance recommendations based on where you live.”

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Ellen Wagner is a former digital editor for PMP magazine.

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