10 Worst US Cities for Mosquitoes

Let's just throw a mosquito net over the entire Southeast
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 30, 2016 5:29 PM CDT
The 10 Worst US Cities for Mosquitoes
Don't like mosquitos? Stay out of Atlanta.   (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)

With the Zika virus making headlines around the world and peak mosquito season only a few months away, USA Today reports on the 20 US cities where you might as well wear a mosquito net when you go outside. The rankings of the worst US cities for mosquitos comes from pest control company Orkin, which based them on how many residents sought its mosquito-related services. Here are the top 10:

  1. Atlanta (topping the list for the third year in a row)
  2. Chicago
  3. Washington DC
  4. Detroit
  5. New York
  6. Dallas-Ft. Worth
  7. Nashville
  8. Charlotte
  9. Raleigh-Durham
  10. Boston
See the full rankings here. (More mosquito stories.)

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