Los Angeles, New York Top List of Mosquito-Infested US Cities

After their winter dormancy, mosquitoes will emerge in May throughout the US.

According to pest control businesses like Terminix, mosquitoes are allegedly emerging earlier and staying out for more extended periods of time.

The return of warmer weather and bright skies to central Tennessee is accompanied by mosquitoes, an annoyance that is also regarded as one of the most dangerous creatures in the world.

Certain areas have a bigger mosquito population because of humidity and precipitation. Terminix ranked the 50 most mosquito-infested cities in the United States.

Residents in the cities that were higher on the list utilized mosquito control services at a greater rate in 2023. The statistics showed that New York City, Los Angeles, and Atlanta were the five most mosquito-infested cities.

Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Nebraska, and Nevada are the five states with the fewest mosquitoes.

Mosquitoes threaten human health and safety because they spread illnesses like Zika and West Nile virus. The number of reported cases of West Nile virus in America increased threefold between 2020 and 2021, as reported by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

According to the EPA’s data collection, West Nile virus cases have fluctuated substantially yearly, with no apparent patterns over the long term. Fever, headache, pains, exhaustion, and vomiting are some of the symptoms that might accompany this condition, which is rare in humans.

According to the CDC, serious damage to the central nervous system may occur in certain people, leading to encephalitis, meningitis, and even death.  Neurological difficulties may also occur in very uncommon instances of the condition.

To safeguard themselves, residents should get rid of any stagnant water in their yards, trim vegetation, and install screens on windows and doors.  Mosquitoes often lay their eggs in downspouts and decorative garden features like birdbaths, flowerpots, and fountains.

The EPA claims that bright or pastel-colored loose clothing, pants, socks, and shoes are impervious to mosquito bites. On exposed skin, use an insect repellent registered by the EPA.

Catnip, cedar, citronella, patchouli, peppermint, lavender, and lemongrass are just a few of the natural smells that repel mosquitoes.