Aug. 20, 2018 — In recognition of World Mosquito Day, Terminix today announced the cities with the worst mosquito problems, and the Dallas-Fort Worth area came in at No. 1.

Dallas topped the list for the second consecutive year, followed by New York City, Washington, D.C. and Houston. The list was generated based on the number of mosquito services rendered by Terminix between July 1, 2017 and July 1, 2018.

Here are the rankings:
1. Dallas-Fort Worth
2. New York City
3. Washington, D.C.
4. Houston
5. Los Angeles
6. Atlanta
7. Philadelphia
8. Memphis, Tenn.
9. Chicago
10. Baltimore
11. Miami
12. San Antonio
13. Orlando, Fla.
14. Nashville, Tenn.
15. Tampa, Fla.
16. San Francisco
17. Boston
18. Little Rock, Ark.
19. Mobile, Ala.
20. Austin, Texas
21. Oklahoma City
22. Detroit
23. Jacksonville, Fla.
24. Indianapolis
25. Phoenix

While many may think of mosquitoes as little more than a nuisance, these pests can transmit serious diseases, including West Nile and malaria, prompting the World Health Organization to name the mosquito the world’s deadliest animal.

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