With summer in full swing, it’s the peak time of year when uninvited insects – like mosquitoes, ants, bees, and other bugs – can crash your party and take up residence in your home. Today, Thumbtack, the app used by millions of homeowners, revealed the list of the buggiest cities in the U.S. based on data from millions of home projects from across all 50 states. 

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According to the findings, July and August are the buggiest months of the year, and states in the south like Texas and Florida have been hit the hardest – representing seven of the top ten buggiest cities.

The top 20 buggiest cities in the U.S. based on Thumbtack’s findings are:

1. Dallas, Texas

2. Atlanta, Georgia

3. Washington, D.C.

4. Austin, Texas

5. Houston, Texas

6. Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

7. West Palm Beach, Florida

8. Baltimore, Maryland

9. Orlando, Florida

10. Tampa, Florida

11. Charlotte, NC

12. Philadelphia, PA

13. Norfolk, VA

14. Boston, MA

15. San Francisco, CA

16. San Antonio, TX

17. Seattle, WA

18. Nashville, TN

19. Phoenix, AZ

20. Chicago, IL

“During summer months, the warm, humid weather can spell big trouble when it comes to mosquitos, ticks, flies, bees and other pests,” said David Steckel, Thumbtack’s Home Expert, “Keep bugs out all summer by turning on a dehumidifier, eliminating standing water in your yard and garden and by keeping screenless windows shut. Hiring a bug control professional can help identify areas for improvement and provide you with regular maintenance to avoid problems down the line.”

A little bit of prevention goes a long way to maintaining a pest-free home – Thumbtack can help you keep up with routine maintenance. Across the country, the average cost to hire a pest control expert ranges from $50-$200

To hire a local professional and get a free personalized home maintenance plan, download the Thumbtack app (available on iOS and Android).