Houston named one of the worst cities in the U.S. for mosquitoes

From Houston Business Journal
May 16, 2018

Houston ranked No. 7 on a recent list of the 50 U.S. cities with the most mosquitoes. Houston ranked behind Dallas, which ranked No. 2.

The list is compiled by Orkin, an Atlanta-based pest control company and subsidiary of Rollins Inc. (NYSE: ROL), which ranks metro areas by the number of new residential and commercial mosquito customers it has served from April 1, 2017, to March 31, 2018.

Atlanta ranked No. 1. Other Texas cities to make the list include Austin at No. 20, San Antonio at No. 37, the Abilene area at No. 39, Waco at No. 41 and the Harlingen area at No. 50. Click here to see the full list.

Mosquito season most often comes alongside Spring temperatures, and are most active in temperatures above 80 degrees. Breeding season usually runs July through September, while peak West Nile virus season is usually not until late August through September, or even October in some areas.

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