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Detroit ranked 8th in Top Mosquito Cities list

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Posted at 9:59 AM, May 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-01 13:02:01-04

Detroit has made the list when it comes to top cities for mosquitoes.

The list, compiled by Orkin, looks at the number of mosquito treatments done from April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017 in cities across the United States. That includes treatments in residential and business areas, according to the company. 

Out of the top 50 mosquito locations, Orkin lists Detroit as eighth. 

Check out the full list below: 

1.     Atlanta                                                        

2.     Washington, D.C. (+1)                               

3.     Chicago (-1)                                  

4.     New York (+1)                                              

5.     Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. (+8)                     

6.     Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas                  

7.     Houston (+5)                                 

8.     Detroit (-4)                            

9.     Charlotte, N.C. (-1)                          

10.  Nashville, Tenn. (-3)

11.  Tampa-St. Petersburg, Fla. (+11)

12.  Orlando-Daytona Beach-Melbourne, Fla. (+11)

13.  Norfolk-Portsmouth-Newport News, Va. (+1)

14.  Memphis, Tenn. (-3)

15.  Mobile-Pensacola, Fla. (+11)

16.  West Palm Beach-Ft. Pierce, Fla. (+15)

17.  Raleigh-Durham, N.C. (-8)

18.  Grand Rapids-Kalamazoo-Battle Creek, Mich. (-3)

19.  Boston (-9)

20.  Phoenix, Ariz.

21.  Philadelphia (+9)

22.  Greenville-Spartanburg, S.C., Asheville, N.C (-6)

23.  Richmond-Petersburg, Va. (-2)

24.  Kansas City, Mo. (+25)

25.  Cleveland-Akron-Canton, Ohio (-7)

26.  St. Louis, Mo.

27.  New Orleans, La. (+16)

28.  Baltimore, Md. (+9)

29.  Los Angeles

30.  Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn. (-11)

31.  Hartford-New Haven, Conn. (-8)

32.  Lafayette, La. (+12)

33.  Knoxville, Tenn. (+1)

34.  Albany-Schenectady-Troy, N.Y. (-17)

35.  Indianapolis, Ind. (-8)

36.  Birmingham, Ala. (+11)

37.  Austin, Texas (+11)

38.  Cincinnati, Ohio (+7)

39.  San Antonio, Texas

40.  Baton Rouge, La.

41.  Charleston, S.C. (-16)

42.  Shreveport, La.

43.  Columbia, S.C.

44.  Columbus, Ohio (-12)

45.  Bangor, Maine (-16)

46.  Flint-Saginaw-Bay City, Mich. (-18)

47.  Greensboro-High Pt.-Winston-Salem, N.C. (-9)

48.  Myrtle Beach-Florence, S.C. (-2)

49.  Tulsa, Okla. (-13)

50.  Little Rock-Pine Bluff, Ark.

Mosquitoes by WXYZ-TV Channel 7 Detroit on Scribd

Orkin suggests removing containers that could hold water from around your home, wearing loose-fitting clothing with long sleeves, and closing gaps around windows as a few preventative measures.