INDUSTRY INSIDER | June 13, 2024

TruGreen Announces 2024 List of Top 20 U.S. Buggiest Cities

Original Source: TruGreen

MEMPHIS, Tenn., May 22, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — As the weather warms and pest concerns rise across the U.S., TruGreen, the nation’s leading lawn care provider, whose services include pest control, has released its annual list of America’s buggiest cities.In a meta-study, compiled from data gathered from January 1, 2023 through December 31, 2023, TruGreen ranked the top 20 metropolitan areas most impacted by mosquitoes, fleas, and ticks. Based on the findings, Los Angeles continues to have the highest prevalence of these pests for the second year in a row.

TruGreen Announces 2024 List of Top 20 U.S. Buggiest Cities
  1. Los Angeles, CA
  2. San Antonio, TX
  3. FresnoVisalia, CA
  4. Jacksonville, FL
  5. Oklahoma City, OK
  6. Grand RapidsKalamazooBattle Creek, MI
  7. Memphis, TN
  8. Louisville, KY
  9. Bakersfield, CA
  10. Tulsa, OK
  11. Birmingham, AL
  12. Mobile AL-Pensacola (Ft. Walton Beach), FL
  13. Knoxville, TN
  14. New Orleans, LA
  15. Little RockPine Bluff, AR
  16. Ft. Smith-Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR
  17. Columbia, SC
  18. Baton Rouge, LA
  19. FlintSaginawBay City, MI
  20. Charleston, SC

“A recent survey found that 38% of homeowners report pest invasion issues during the spring and summer, and with recent weather patterns across the U.S. being erratic, it’s no surprise that we anticipate another buggy season ahead,” says Brian Feldman, Senior Director of Operations at TruGreen. “Pests like mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas are attracted to and thrive in warm, damp conditions, so it’s essential to put preventative measures in place now – particularly for the people living in the top 20 identified cities.”