Top 10 Buggiest Cities
Boston, Mass.
Houston, Texas
Los Angeles, Calif.
Atlanta, Ga.
New York City, NY
Chicago, Ill.
Austin, Texas
Dallas, Texas
Shreveport, La.
Miami, Fla.



   West Nile Worst States (2001-2005)**
 
Colorado
(3263 human cases, 67 deaths)
Texas (1115 human cases, 58 deaths)
Illinois (998 human cases, 69 deaths)
California (891 human cases, 30 deaths)
Louisiana (569 human cases, 40 deaths)
Arizona (420 human cases, 17 deaths)
Mississippi (334 human cases, 17 deaths)
New Mexico (297human cases, 8 deaths)
Florida (176 human cases, 10 deaths)
Kansas (169 human cases, 6 deaths)
Maryland (131 human cases, 15 deaths)

US TOTALS: 16,794 human cases, 656 deaths
 
  Fun Facts
• Mosquitoes are known to have existed from as far back as the Triassic Period – 400 million years ago. They are       known to have existed in North America from the Cretaceous period– 100 million years ago.
• There are about 2,700 species of mosquito. There are 176 species in the United States.
• The average mosquito weighs about 2.5 milligrams.
• The average mosquito takes in about 5 millionths of a liter of blood during feeding. Mosquitoes fly an estimated 1 to 1.5 miles per hour.
• Bigger people are often more attractive to mosquitoes because they are larger targets and they produce more mosquito attractants, namely CO2 and lactic acid.
• Active or fidgety people also produce more CO2 and lactic acid.
• Women are usually more attractive to mosquitoes than men because of the difference in hormones produced by the sexes.
• Blondes tend to be more attractive to mosquitoes than brunettes.
• Smelly feet are attractive to mosquitoes – as is Limburger cheese.
• Dark clothing attracts mosquitoes.
• Movement increased mosquito biting up to 50% in some research tests.
• A full moon increased mosquito activity 500% in one study


 
 
   
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