Orkin released its Top 20 list of U.S. cities with the worst case of mosquitoes.
By ABC NEWS
May 19, 2015, 9:38 PM
• 3 min read
-- With summer approaching, there's loads to think about -- from sandals and sunblock to swimming pools and vacations -- but do you know how your city ranks when it comes to those pesky, buzzing blood suckers called mosquitoes?
Orkin, a pest-control company, released its list of the "20 Worst Mosquito Cities in the U.S." on Monday.
The company ranked U.S. cities by the number of people who had requested that their homes be treated for mosquitoes in 2014. Let's just say, if you're in the Southeast, stock up on bug spray. Nine of the cities that ranked the worst for mosquitoes were in that part of the U.S. Atlanta took the unfortunate top spot. See how the rest did below.
The worst cities:
1. Atlanta, Georgia 2. Chicago, Illinois 3. Washington DC 4. Detroit, Michigan 5. Houston, Texas 6. Raleigh–Durham, North Carolina 7. Boston, Massachusetts 8. Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas 9. Charlotte, North Carolina 10. Nashville, Tennessee 11. Memphis, Tennessee 12. Grand Rapids-Kalamazoo-Battle Creek, Michigan 13. Miami-Fort Lauderdale, Florida 14. Richmond-Petersburg, Virginia 15. Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota 16. New York 17. Cleveland-Akron, Ohio 18. Greenville – Spartanburg, South Carolina and Asheville, North Carolina 19. Albany–Schenectady–Troy, New York 20. Knoxville, Tennessee