Mosquitoes aren’t just irritating, and their bites don’t just make you itch. They can also carry disease-causing viruses and bacteria like Zika, West Nile, Malaria Dengue Fever, Malaria, and Encephalitis. Protecting yourself and your family from mosquitoes is essential for enjoying the summer without worrying about your health and safety. Unfortunately, that’s harder to do in some areas than in others. Knowing how prone an area is to mosquitoes can help you decide where to live and work and what extent of precautions to take to protect yourself.
Key predictors of mosquitoes include rainfall and temperature in a given area, which are significant factors of mosquito reproduction and survival. The greater the warmth and wetness of a particular city or state, the greater the density of mosquitos that locale is likely to have.
The 10 Worst States for Mosquitoes in the US
The following are the ten worst states in the US for mosquitoes:
- North Carolina
- South Dakota
The 10 Worst Cities for Mosquitoes in the US
The year 2020 marks the seventh year Atlanta, Georgia, took the crown for the highest mosquito concentration. The following are all 10 of the worst cities in the US for mosquitoes:
- Atlanta, Georgia
- Los Angeles, California
- Washington, DC
- New York, New York
- Chicago, Illinois
- Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas
- Detroit, Michigan
- Charlotte, North Carolina
- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Miami, Florida
Other US cities with a high tendency for mosquitoes include Houston, Raleigh-Durham, Phoenix, Boston, Baltimore, Richmond, VA, Nashville, Tampa, Indianapolis, St. Louis, Norfolk, VA, Orlando, Greenville, SC, Denver, Kansas City, Tulsa, OK, Minneapolis, Albany, NY, Grand Rapid, MI, Memphis, and Oklahoma City.
To protect yourself and those you love from mosquitoes no matter where you live, work, and go to school, use DEET free repellent Proven Repellent. An alternative to DEET-based bug and mosquitoes repellents, Proven Repellent contains child-friendly and pet-friendly Picaridin. Available in a variety of forms, including lotions and sprays, Proven Repellent is an odorless bug spray that offers 12-14 hours of protection per application. It also protects against mosquitoes, ticks, black flies, and a host of other disease-carrying insects.