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Mosquitoes are the worst in these cities

Summer is fast approaching, and with warmer weather comes one annoying pest: Mosquitoes.

GONE Pest Management has released the Top 50 Mosquito Cities list, which "ranks metro areas by the number of mosquito customers served from April 1, 2018, to March 31, 2019. The list includes both residential and commercial treatments.

Coming in at No.1 — for the sixth year in a row— was the Atlanta, Ga., area. Following just behind was the New York market, which moved up the list this year by one place.

In third place was Washington, D.C., followed by Chicago. Next up were two Texas cities: Houston and the Dallas-Ft. Worth area. Detroit was seventh, followed by Philadelphia. Rounding out the ninth and tenth spots were Charlotte. N.C., and Raleigh-Durham, N.C.

Mosquitoes are more than annoying; they can be a major health threat. Mosquito-borne diseases such as West Nile virus, encephalitides, dengue, chikungunya and for those who may remember, Zika, threaten the safety of humans and pets.

West Nile virus, specifically, spreads through infected mosquitoes when they bite humans and animals.

The virus, was first reported in the U.S. in 1999, can result in a fever or headache, though most people infected do not experience symptoms. That said, about 1 in 150 people who are infected with West Nile virus can develop a serious illness — such as inflammation of the spinal cord or brain — the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says.

Check to see if your city made the list below.

  1. Atlanta

  2. New York

  3. Washington, D.C.

  4. Chicago

  5. Houston

  6. Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas

  7. Detroit

  8. Philadelphia

  9. Charlotte, N.C.

  10. Raleigh-Durham, N.C.

  11. Phoenix

  12. Los Angeles

  13. Boston

  14. Miami

  15. Baltimore

  16. Richmond, Va.

  17. Nashville

  18. Tampa

  19. Indianapolis

  20. St. Louis

  21. Norfolk, Va.

  22. Orlando

  23. Greenville, S.C.

  24. Denver

  25. Kansas City

  26. Tulsa, Okla.

  27. Minneapolis

  28. Albany, New York

  29. Grand Rapids, Mich.

  30. Memphis

  31. Oklahoma City

  32. New Orleans

  33. Cleveland, Ohio

  34. Lafayette, La.

  35. Burlington, New York

  36. Mobile, Ala.

  37. Milwaukee

  38. Austin

  39. Knoxville, Tenn.

  40. Cincinnati

  41. San Antonio

  42. West Palm Beach, Fla.

  43. Greensboro, N.C.

  44. Hartford, Conn.

  45. Savannah, Ga.

  46. Jacksonville, Fla.

  47. Baton Rouge

  48. Amarillo, Texas

  49. Madison, Wisc.

  50. Charleston, S.C.



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