Of the 176 mosquito species that can be found in the United States, up to 56 different species can be found in the greater Houston area and Harris County according to county data. Though only a few species of mosquitoes carry serious diseases like West Nile virus and Zika, all of them can make it hard to enjoy being outdoors.
Ranking in the Top 10
When it comes to where Houston ranks in mosquito problems compared to other cities in the U.S., the city tends to rank in the top 10.
Terminix generated a list of the cities with the worst mosquito problems, and Houston came in at No. 4. The ranking was based on the number of mosquito services they rendered between July 1, 2017, to July 1, 2018.
On a list is compiled by Orkin, Houston ranked No. 7 out of the 50 U.S. cities with the most mosquitoes. Orkin ranked metro areas by the number of new residential and commercial mosquito customers it has served from April 1, 2017, to March 31, 2018.
MosquitoNix recently placed Houston at No. 5 on their list of the top 20 U.S. cities with the worst mosquito problems based on the services they provided for an unspecified time frame.
Unique Outdoor Mosquito Control is the Solution
No matter how high or low Houston ranks on lists, we will continuously offer state-of-the-art mosquito misting systems and monthly fogging that keep mosquitoes under control.