Where Does Buffalo Land On Worst Mosquito Population List?
Where does Buffalo fall on the list of worst cities for mosquitoes? Orkin Pest Control released their findings and a list of the top 50!
The good news? Buffalo,NY does not fall on the top 50 list! While New York City lands at number 4, the wet spring hasn't meant any increase for Buffalo's mosquito population. At least not enough to get us to make Orkin's list.
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, N.Y. (-17) made the #34 spot.
Last year, we had such a wet spring that there was a fear of our area becoming a haven for those little annoying backyard bugs.
According to a study released by The University of Florida, there are varieties of mosquitoes. Those that are prevalent in floodwaters and those that are prevalent in standing or permanent water. In Western new York, we have both scenarios this spring. With the heavy rains and flooding, your backyard may have some floodwater that will eventually dry out. However, in poor drainage areas and ponds, streams ans creeks, the water levels are especially higher this year and the permanent water mosquitoes should thrive.