The Maney & LauRen Morning Show

Weekdays 6:00AM-9:00AM

GREENWOOD, LA - AUGUST 9: Phil Bethell sprays on mosquito repellent during a stop near the Louisiana exas border on Interstate 20 August 9, 2002 at the Greenwood, Louisiana tourist center. Bethell, from Craig, Colorado, received the repellent at the center, which began giving it out for free today. Making repellent available to tourists is among the efforts the state is taking to stem the infection of West Nile virus in humans, as well as reassure travelers that visiting Louisiana is safe. The spray is being passed out at all tourist center and state parks. Louisiana has the greatest number of West Nile victims in the nation with 85, including 7 deaths. (Photo by Mario Villafuerte/Gettyimages)

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

  1. Los Angeles
  2. Chicago
  3. New York
  4. Atlanta
  5. Dallas/Ft. Worth
  6. Washington, D.C.
  7. Philadelphia
  8. Detroit
  9. Houston
  10. Charlotte

Click here to see the complete list.