Which US Cities are Hardest Hit by Mosquitoes?

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Spring is here and families across the country are beginning to enjoy the outdoors, but so are mosquitoes. TruGreen, which is one of the nation’s largest lawn care companies has released its annual list of the top U.S. cities most bothered by mosquitoes, expanding to 15 markets.

Based on TruGreen sales and service data, customers in these cities are most bothered by mosquitoes in the U.S.

1. New York, NY

9. Minneapolis – St. Paul, MN

2. Chicago, IL

10. Tampa, FL

3. Atlanta, GA

11. Houston, TX

4. Boston, MA

12. Milwaukee, WI

5. Dallas – Ft. Worth, TX    

13. Charlotte, NC

6. Detroit, MI

14. Miami, FL

7. Washington, DC

15. Hartford, CT

8. Philadelphia, PA

“Mosquitoes are one of the most prevalent pests bothering families during the spring – and summer – season, preventing them from truly enjoying the outdoors without the worry of bites and diseases,” says John Bell, board certified entomologist and TruGreen regional technical manager.

About Mosquitoes 
With over 3,500 species of mosquitoes, they are a common nuisance that affect almost every region of the country. Mosquitoes can also carry diseases, such as West Nile Virus and Zika, which make them a health concern.

You can minimize mosquitoes in your yard by following these simple steps:

  • Remove or regularly replacing standing water that accumulates in things like buckets and birdbaths where mosquitoes lay their eggs.
  • Make sure your yard is free from piles of twigs, branches and leaves which provide harborage for mosquitoes.
  • Keep your lawn well mowed and other vegetation trimmed to eliminate cool spots where mosquitoes prefer to hang out.
  • Take the necessary precautions recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and consider hiring a professional lawn care company to kill mosquitoes where they rest – in trees, shrubs, mulched areas and all types of ground cover.

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