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Atlanta bites: City ranked No. 1 for mosquitoes

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ATLANTA (CBS46) -

Atlanta is at the top of the list when it comes to mosquitos.

Pest control company Orkin recently released their list of the Top 20 Mosquito Cities. They looked at the cities where they perform the most mosquito treatments.

Here are the top 20 mosquito cities:

1. Atlanta11. Richmond-Petersburg
2. Chicago12. Miami-Fort Lauderdale
3. Washington, DC13. Grand Rapids-Kalamazoo-Battle Creek
4. Detroit14. Memphis
5. Raleigh-Durham15. Columbus, OH
6. Boston16. Cleveland-Akron
7. Houston17. Huntsville-Decatur, AL
8. Nashville18. Minneapolis-St. Paul
9. Charlotte19. Norfolk-Portsmouth-Newport News
10. Dallas-Fort Worth20. Albany-Schenectady-Troy

Orkin experts say June, July and August are the months mosquitos are the most active due to warmer temperatures.

The pests are known to transmit West Nile virus and other illnesses in humans and heartworm disease in pets.

Orkin recommends you apply insect repellent before going outside, wear long sleeves and pants outside, empty standing water from containers and clean gutters regularly.

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