Orkin has released it’s top mosquito cities list. One of our neighbors in Georgia not only made the list, but was ranked as the number one metro city for mosquitoes! In fact, that city happens to be Atlanta, Georgia. This year marks the sixth time that Atlanta has been ranked at the top of Orkin’s Top 50 Mosquito Cities list.
To view the full list, please visit the Orkin website.
Aside from being annoying, mosquitoes also pose a major health risk. Mosquitoes are carriers of diseases such as the West Nile virus. Accordingly to the Center for Disease Control, in 2018, there were over 2,500 reported cases of West Nile virus in the United States. To date, there is no treatment or cure for West Nile virus. Therefore, it is crucial to eliminate mosquito populations to keep this virus from spreading.
While Augusta, Georgia, and the surrounding CSRA are not on the list, mosquitoes are still a problem in our area as well. If you are experiencing issues with mosquitoes, contact us today. The trusted experts at Horne’s Pest Control are the authority for mosquito treatment and pest control. If you’d like to receive a free quote for our mosquito treatment services, please complete our contact form. One of our trained technicians will be happy to help you.
You may also remember from a previous blog post that Atlanta was also ranked as one of the top cities for bed bug infestations. They were not ranked #1 on this list. However, they have ranked as the 14th most bed bug-infested cities in the United States.