Orkin Announces 2020 Top Mosquito Cities and Launches Donating Blood Should Be Voluntary™ Initiative with the American Red Cross

Orkin's top mosquito city: Atlanta, GA

When spring returns, so does everyone’s least favorite outdoor pest—the mosquito. We’ve reviewed data on residential and commercial mosquito customers served across the country from April 1, 2019, to March 31, 2020, for our annual ranking of America’s Top 50 Mosquito Cities.

Taking the top spot for the seventh year in a row is Atlanta, GA. A few new worst cities for mosquitoes include San Francisco, CA, Birmingham, AL and Fort Wayne, IN. Los Angeles jumped 10 spots from 2019 to make it into second place. See the full list below.

  1. Atlanta
  2. Los Angeles (+10)
  3. Washington, D.C.
  4. New York (-2)
  5. Chicago (-1)
  6. Dallas-Ft. Worth
  7. Detroit
  8. Charlotte, N.C. (+1)
  9. Philadelphia (-1)
  10. Miami (+4)
  11. Raleigh-Durham, N.C. (-1)
  12. Houston (-7)
  13. Memphis, Tenn. (+16)
  14. Richmond, Va. (+2)
  15. Minneapolis (+12)
  16. Tampa, Fla. (+2)
  17. Nashville, Tenn.
  18. Baltimore (-3)
  19. Grand Rapids, Mich. (+10)
  20. Orlando, Fla. (+2)
  21. Boston (-7)
  22. Indianapolis (-3)
  23. Norfolk, Va. (-2)
  24. Phoenix (-13)
  25. Cleveland (+8)
  26. St. Louis (-6)
  27. Greenville, S.C. (-4)
  28. Tulsa, Okla. (-2)
  29. Mobile, Ala. (+7)
  30. New Orleans (+2)
  31. Albany, N.Y. (-3)
  32. Knoxville, Tenn. (+7)
  33. Lafayette, La. (+1)
  34. West Palm Beach, Fla. (+8)
  35. Kansas City, Mo. (-10)
  36. San Francisco (new to list)
  37. Burlington, N.Y. (-2)
  38. Austin
  39. Oklahoma City (-8)
  40. Baton Rouge, La. (+7)
  41. Hartford, Conn. (+3)
  42. Denver (-18)
  43. Cincinnati (-3)
  44. Birmingham, Ala. (new to list)
  45. Jacksonville, Fla. (+1)
  46. Savannah, Ga. (-1)
  47. San Antonio (-6)
  48. Shreveport, La. (+4)
  49. Fort Wayne, Ind. (new to list)
  50. Madison, Wis. (-1)

With much of the country under a shelter-in-place order, backyards will be busier than ever at the outset of mosquito season as residents seek recreation without leaving home. Increased outdoor time may lead to increased experience with these blood-sucking pests. There is no known end date in this fight against coronavirus, which is why Orkin is launching its Donating Blood Should Be Voluntary campaign to support the American Red Cross to help maintain a sufficient blood supply for the weeks and months to come.

From April 27 to May 31, 2020, those signing up for mosquito control service with the code REDCROSS will trigger a donation of $25 to the American Red Cross, up to $100,000.

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