It's not your imagination.

By Meghan Overdeep
August 23, 2018

They're tiny, annoying, and worst of all, their ability to transmit a whole heap of scary diseases means they're dangerous too. In fact, according to the World Health Organization, mosquitoes are the world's deadliest animal.

Mosquitoes are a nuisance everywhere, but they're especially troublesome in certain places, in particular, Dallas/Fort Worth. In this Texas metropolis, which took the number one spot on the list, citronella simply won't do the trick.

By using service data from more than 300 branches nationwide, pest control giant Terminix recently identified 25 cities where residents had the highest number of mosquito services last year. Spoiler alert: most of them are in the South.

Scroll down for a list of cities buzzing with these small yet mighty pests, courtesy of Terminix.

  1. Dallas-Fort Worth
  2. New York City
  3. Washington, D.C.
  4. Houston
  5. Los Angeles
  6. Atlanta
  7. Philadelphia
  8. Memphis
  9. Chicago
  10. Baltimore
  11. Miami
  12. San Antonio
  13. Orlando
  14. Nashville
  15. Tampa
  16. San Francisco
  17. Boston
  18. Little Rock
  19. Mobile
  20. Austin
  21. Oklahoma City
  22. Detroit
  23. Jacksonville
  24. Indianapolis
  25. Phoenix