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Cities that May See Increase in Mosquitos, Ticks and/or Roaches

August 31, 2021



Mosquitos - one of the most irritating and dangerous insects we see in the mid-to late summer. Unfortunately, a few spots in the U.S. are slated to see an influx of these little blood suckers at the end of the summer and into the fall. Anticipating their arrival could help you take preventative action. Read on to find out if you should prepare for more mosquitos in the near future.

The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) today released its bi-annual Vector Sectors™ list of the top 10 U.S. cities with the greatest risk for increased pest pressure from vector pests for the remainder of summer and into fall. After a soaking spring and mild conditions predicted for the remainder of summer across much of the continental U.S., pests such as mosquitoes, ticks, and cockroaches are likely to thrive.

Vector pests like mosquitos and ticks pose a significant threat to public health. In addition to Lyme disease, ticks are also capable of spreading anaplasmosis, babesiosis and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. Mosquitoes are known vectors of West Nile virus and Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE), and cockroaches have also been reported to spread at least 33 kinds of bacteria and six parasitic worms to humans, making awareness a key component of personal protection.

The top 10 U.S. cities* named to the National Pest Management Association’s Vector Sectors list include:

Birmingham: After having its fourth-wettest June on record, mild temperatures predicted for the remainder of summer could create ideal conditions for mosquitoes and outdoor cockroach populations.

Boston: After having its warmest June on record and excessive rainfall, mosquito and tick populations will likely thrive due to favorable conditions.

Dallas: Mosquito pressure is likely to increase thanks to mild temperatures and excessive rainfall in spring and summer, which provide ideal breeding conditions. 

Hartford: Above-average temperatures in spring coupled with excessive rainfall in summer could create ideal conditions for mosquitoes and ticks to thrive.

Houston: Excessive precipitation in spring coupled with above-average temperatures in spring and summer could contribute to increased mosquito pressure.

New Orleans: Above-average rainfall and mild temperatures throughout spring and summer could contribute to an increase in mosquito and cockroach populations. 

New York: Above-average temperatures in spring and summer and over 10 inches of rain in July alone may contribute to thriving mosquito and tick populations.

Philadelphia: This region could experience a rise in tick and mosquito activity due to accelerated plant growth fueled by excessive heat and precipitation in summer.

Tampa: Warm and exceedingly dry conditions expected for the remainder of the summer could drive cockroach populations indoors in search of water.

West Palm Beach: Hot and dry summer conditions may drive Asian tiger mosquitoes toward residential areas and urban environments in search of water sources.

Essential Pest Control has the proper equipment to help treat for and abundance of mosquitos and the knowhow to battle roach infestations and provide tick treatments. Give us a call today. 520-886-3029

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