Top 10 Buggiest Cities 2023

By TruGreen May 10, 2023
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Our recent study found that the biggest pest challenges American homeowners anticipate for 2023 include mosquitoes (46%) and ticks (38%), among others.

As such, 68% of respondents intend to invest in outdoor pest control this year, which will be particularly important as the weather starts to warm and pests reemerge.

Buggiest Cities 2023

We released our annual list of cities most impacted by outdoor pests. In a meta-study, compiled from data gathered from January 1, 2022 through December 31, 2022, we rank the top metropolitan areas most impacted by mosquitoes, fleas and ticks.

  1. Los Angeles, CA
  2. Houston, TX
  3. Dallas-Fort Worth, TX
  4. Atlanta, GA
  5. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Sarasota, FL
  6. Detroit, MI
  7. Cleveland-Akron, OH
  8. Orlando-Daytona Beach-Melbourne, FL
  9. Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN
  10. Pittsburgh, PA
  11. St. Louis, MO
  12. Indianapolis, IN
  13. Nashville, TN
  14. Raleigh-Durham, NC
  15. Charlotte, NC
  16. Columbus, OH
  17. Grand Rapids-Kalamazoo-Battle Creek, MI
  18. Greenville-Spartanburg-Asheville, NC
  19. San Antonio, TX
  20. Portland, OR

"This year, we have observed shifts in weather and temperature as they stray from traditional patterns, bringing a number of storms and other inclement weather, with predictions indicating a wet spring season ahead," said Brian Feldman, our senior director of technical operations. "This could potentially mean a buggier spring and summer for us all. Mosquitoes and ticks in particular thrive in warm, damp environments, so it is critical that people get ahead of their pest control this year, especially if they live in one of the top 20 metropolitan areas listed.”

Our Mosquito Defense and Outdoor Nuisance Pest Control programs provide a multipronged and comprehensive approach — selection, prevention, and population control— to protect against unwanted pests. The TruGreen Perimeter Pest program targets other unwanted bugs and insects — such as ants, stink bugs and spiders, among others — and reduces their ability to become a problem inside the home. In addition, we ensure that every customer is 100% satisfied with their service with our TruGreen Guarantee. For more information about mosquito service offerings at TruGreen and how to prevent them from ruining your time outside, click here or call 866-688-6722.


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