Richmond the No. 16 city in the country for mosquitoes

Richmond the No. 16 city in the country for mosquitoes
The East Coast is hot bed of mosquito activity, according to an analysis by Orkin. (Source: Mr.Smith Chetanachan)

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Richmond has pulled in another high ranking, but this is one the city would probably rather not celebrate.

RVA is the No. 16 city for mosquitoes in the country, according to a report by pest control company Orkin. That’s up 14 spots from where Richmond ranked last year.

Atlanta is the undisputed champion in this arena, claiming the top spot for the sixth straight year.

It may come as no surprise that the East Coast is a hot bed of mosquito activity. Of the top 25 cities on the list, 14 are east of the Appalachian Mountains and includes the top three locations overall – Atlanta, New York City and Washington, DC.

Chicago was No. 4 and Houston took the No. 5 spot. Rounding out the top 10 were Dallas-Fort Worth, Detroit, Philadelphia, Charlotte and Raleigh-Duham. All but Dallas-Fort Worth were higher on the list than in 2018.

Three cities that saw their standing jump more than any other in the top 50 were Baltimore climbing 27 spots to No. 15, Boston jumping 20 places to No. 13 and Denver ranking No. 24 despite having been out of the top 50 altogether.

(Source: Orkin)

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