Orkin Names Top Mosquito Cities for 2017. See Where West Michigan Ranked

Good news, West Michigan: You may be scratching fewer mosquito bites this summer, if Orkin’s newest rankings are any indication.

The Grand Rapids-Kalamazoo-Battle Creek market slid to 18th place this year in pest control company’s list of Top 50 Mosquito Cities. The area ranked 15th in the nation last year.

The rankings are based on the number of residential and business customers in each area who needed mosquito treatments by Orkin between April 1, 2016 and March 31, 2017.

Atlanta topped the list for the fourth year in a row, followed by Washington, D.C., Chicago, New York and the Miami-Ft. Lauderdale area. Detroit ranked eighth and the Flint-Saginaw-Bay City area came in at 46.

Source: WOOD TV

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