If you live in Charlotte, or any North Carolina city for that matter, then you know the feeling of being bit by a mosquito all too well.
There’s a lot to love about summer and the warm weather that comes with it, but we could do without all the mosquitoes the season brings. Their bites can be annoying, and enough to keep you from having fun outside. While those pests seem to be everywhere, it turns out, they’re a bigger issue in some places than others.
Orkin’s annual list of the Top 50 Mosquito Cities has just come out for 2023. The ranking is based on data from the metro areas where Orkin did the most mosquito control services from April 1st, 2022 to March 31st, 2023. For the third year in a row, Los Angeles tops the list. Chicago is number two, followed by New York City. Atlanta has moved up two spots to come in fourth, while Dallas/Fort Worth moves up one spot to number five.
Charlotte, North Carolina, is in the top 10 for the first time after moving up eight spots. When we reported on this last year, we were very surprised that no North Carolina city made the top list. Joining the top 50 for the first time are Oklahoma City, Austin (Texas), Spokane (Washington), Bakersfield (California) and Fresno (California).
The Top 10 Mosquito Cities for 2023
- Los Angeles
- New York
- Dallas/Ft. Worth
- Washington, D.C.
Click here to see the complete list.