Buzzed: Texas Has 3 of Top 10 ‘Buggiest’ Cities in the US
The heat doesn't just make us uncomfortable. Summertime in Texas also means more things that crawl, fly, and sting are at large and ready to party.
3 Signs of Pests Inside
Most pest control companies agree on the following three things to determine if you have an insect problem in your house. Active pests: you see bugs moving around your home on a regular basis (for example, you keep finding ants in the kitchen or bathroom); Dead pests: you have dead bugs on window ledges and counters regularly; Pest droppings: you find what looks like grains of black pepper (roach waste) or sawdust (carpenter ant droppings).
10 Buggiest Cities in America
According to Thumbtack, a home improvement app, these are the buggiest cities in the United States, based on data from millions of home projects from across all 50 states.
#10 - Tampa, Florida
# 9 - Orlando, Florida
# 8 - Baltimore, Maryland
# 7 - West Palm Beach, Florida
# 6 - Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
# 5 - Houston, Texas
# 4 - Austin, Texas
# 3 - Washington, D.C.
# 2 - Atlanta, Georgia
# 1 - Dallas, Texas
How To Keep Bugs Out Of Your Home
Here’s three ways to avoid giving out the keys to the roach motel, as well as discouraging other pests:
- Store food in airtight containers and clean up spills as soon as they happen.
- Fix leaking pipes or slow drains, then seal gaps and cracks wherever you find them.
- Get rid of standing water – mosquitos only need a ½ inch depth to breed.