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“are we surprised D.C. is #2?”

by Prince Of Petworth May 2, 2017 at 12:30 pm 26 Comments

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Photo by PoPville flickr user quemac

Sadly not surprised. Maybe surprised we’re not number 1. In August I will have lived in the District of Columbia for 20 years. My absolute least favorite thing about the city I love are the mosquitos.

“Orkin’s Top 50 Mosquito Cities list ranks metro areas by the number of mosquito customers served from April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017. The list includes both residential and commercial treatments.

Atlanta
Washington, D.C. (+1)
Chicago (-1)
New York (+1)
Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. (+8)
Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas
Houston (+5)
Detroit (-4)
Charlotte, N.C. (-1)
Nashville, Tenn. (-3)

Tampa-St. Petersburg, Fla. (+11)
Orlando-Daytona Beach-Melbourne, Fla. (+11)
Norfolk-Portsmouth-Newport News, Va. (+1)
Memphis, Tenn. (-3)
Mobile-Pensacola, Fla. (+11)
West Palm Beach-Ft. Pierce, Fla. (+15)
Raleigh-Durham, N.C. (-8)
Grand Rapids-Kalamazoo-Battle Creek, Mich. (-3)
Boston (-9)
Phoenix, Ariz.
Philadelphia (+9)
Greenville-Spartanburg, S.C., Asheville, N.C (-6)
Richmond-Petersburg, Va. (-2)
Kansas City, Mo. (+25)
Cleveland-Akron-Canton, Ohio (-7)
Louis, Mo.
New Orleans, La. (+16)
Baltimore, Md. (+9)
Los Angeles
Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn. (-11)
Hartford-New Haven, Conn. (-8)
Lafayette, La. (+12)
Knoxville, Tenn. (+1)
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, N.Y. (-17)
Indianapolis, Ind. (-8)
Birmingham, Ala. (+11)
Austin, Texas (+11)
Cincinnati, Ohio (+7)
San Antonio, Texas
Baton Rouge, La.
Charleston, S.C. (-16)
Shreveport, La.
Columbia, S.C.
Columbus, Ohio (-12)
Bangor, Maine (-16)
Flint-Saginaw-Bay City, Mich. (-18)
Greensboro-High Pt.-Winston-Salem, N.C. (-9)
Myrtle Beach-Florence, S.C. (-2)
Tulsa, Okla. (-13)
Little Rock-Pine Bluff, Ark.”

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