Terminix Releases List of Top Mosquito Cities by Consumer Search Trends

Terminix Releases List of Top Mosquito Cities by Consumer Search Trends

Bakersfield, Calif., claimed the top spot because residents searched the web for ways to get rid of mosquitoes the most.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Terminix released a list of the top cities in the United States that were most interested in finding out more about mosquitoes, according to internet search trends from 2020.

Bakersfield, Calif., a city that once did not have to worry about some species of mosquitoes, claimed the highest spot because residents searched the web for ways to get rid of mosquitoes more frequently than residents of other cities.

The state of Florida had the highest search frequency with six different cities in the top 25, followed by Texas, which had five cities and California, with four cities. For a full list of the top 50 cities, visit the official Terminix blog, "The Buzz."

Terminix based its ranking on data from Google Trends. This shows how frequently a given search term or set of search terms is entered into Google's search engine over a given period of time and across specific geographic locations. To provide a more accurate measure of interest in mosquitoes, Terminix analyzed trend data for popular mosquito-related search terms by U.S. city in 2020. This analysis helped to identify the locations with the highest proportion of mosquito-related searches compared to city population.

According to Terminix, the top 25 cities most concerned with mosquitoes are:

  1. Bakersfield, Calif.
  2. Jonesboro, Ark.
  3. Ft. Myers, Fla.
  4. Washington, D.C.
  5. Joplin, Mo.
  6. Corpus Christi, Texas
  7. Fresno, Calif.
  8. Tampa-St. Petersburg, Fla.
  9. Flint, Mich.
  10. Panama City, Fla.
  11. Los Angeles, Calif.
  12. Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
  13. South Bend, Ind.
  14. Lansing, Mich.
  15. Waco, Texas
  16. Jacksonville, Fla.
  17. West Palm Beach, Fla.
  18. Austin, Texas
  19. Tucson, Ariz.
  20. Orlando, Fla.
  21. McAllen, Texas
  22. San Antonio, Texas
  23. Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas
  24. Wilmington, N.C.
  25. San Diego, Calif.

Lance Martin, senior vice president of field operations for Terminix, said, "Every family deserves to enjoy their lawns and outdoor spaces this summer without being bothered by mosquitoes. With summer in full swing, mosquito season is upon us. Mosquito-borne illnesses can affect all of us, as millions of people are impacted each year. Terminix is committed to helping protect our customers and the communities where we live and work from those potentially dangerous pests by offering an effective solution to eliminate them."

Mosquito-borne diseases infect millions each year across the globe and kill over one million people annually. In the United States, mosquitoes can transmit serious diseases such as the West Nile virus and encephalitis, and globally, mosquitoes are vectors for other deadly illnesses such as malaria and Zika.