Chicago No. 5 for cities with most mosquitoes: How to stay safe

Stay mosquito-free this Memorial Day weekend

ByJason Knowles and Ann Pistone via WLS logo
Sunday, May 30, 2021
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Chicago ranked No. 5 for cities with the most mosquitoes, according to Orkin.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Here's a quick mosquito tip, as people try to enjoy the Memorial Day weekend outside.

According to Orkin pest control, Chicago is No. 5 when it comes to cities with the most mosquitoes.

The pest can transmit West Nile virus along with other diseases, and can also be a danger to your pets.

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Besides wearing insect repellant, you can also get rid of mosquito-breeding areas.

Those include:

- Standing water in bird feeders, potted plants and wading pools.

- Avoid dark, humid areas under patio furniture or by overgrown shrubbery

- You can also clear debris in gutters that provide moisture and a spot for mosquitoes to breed.

Visit orkin.com to see the full list of cities.