Miami Takes Top Spot on Orkin’s 2021 Termite Cities List

Miami Takes Top Spot on Orkin’s 2021 Termite Cities List

Orkin released its Top 50 Termite Cities List, which is based on treatment data from the metro areas where Orkin performed the most first-time customer termite treatments from Feb. 1, 2020 – Jan. 31, 2021.

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ATLANTA – Miami is hot for termites. The Magic City remains at the top of this year’s Top 50 Termite Cities List, released today by Orkin. The leading three cities on the list, Miami, Los Angeles and Tampa, have held these spots for three years strong. After a two-year run at number four, New York fell three spots and was replaced by Washington, DC – a newcomer to the top of the list. 
 
Columbia, S.C. made the largest leap this year, moving up eight spots from 2020. Waco, Wichita and Austin are all new to the list this year, holding spots 40, 46 and 47, respectively. 
 
With people spending more time at home in 2020, termites and termite damage were likely observed more frequently than in previous years. Parallel to this, 2020 held a record-breaking number of storms and hurricanes offering what termites need most in life – moisture. 
 

The list is based on treatment data from the metro areas where Orkin performed the most first-time customer termite treatments from February 1, 2020 – January 31, 2021. The ranking includes both residential and commercial treatments.

1. Miami26. Knoxville (+1)
2. Los Angeles27. Charleston, VA (+1)
3. Tampa28. Kansas City (+4)
4. Washington, DC (+2)29. Savannah (+1)
5. Atlanta30. Columbia, SC (+8)
6. West Palm Beach (+1)31. Richmond, VA
7. New York (-3)32. Fort Myers, FL (-11)
8. New Orleans (+1)33. St. Louis (+4)
9. Orlando (+1)34. Mobile, AL (-11)
10. Dallas (+2)35. Oklahoma City (-1)
11. San Francisco (-3)36. Jacksonville (+7)
12. San Diego (-1)37. Lafayette, LA (+4)
13. Raleigh38. Tulsa (-3)
14. Houston (+1)39. Honolulu (-6)
15. Baltimore (+1)40. Waco (new to list)
16. Phoenix (-2)41. San Antonio (-2)
17. Philadelphia (+2)42. Boston (-6)
18. Charlotte43. Chattanooga (-3)
19. Indianapolis (+5)44. Louisville (+2)
20. Greenville, NC (+6)45. Grand Rapids (+3)
21. Nashville (-4)46. Wichita (new to list)
22. Cincinnati47. Austin (new to list)
23. Chicago (-3)48. Columbus, OH (+2)
24. Norfolk (+1)49. Charleston, SC (-5)
25. Pittsburgh (+4) 50. Denver (-5)