Texas ranks second on list of most insect friendly states
Here’s a survey with shocking news: Texas tops the list of pest-friendly states.
Thanks to its combination of climate, population, and insect-friendly environment, Texas is the # 3 most pest-hospitable state, providing a welcome mat specifically for cockroaches, mosquitoes, and rats.
The Lone Star State comes behind Florida and California, which took first place.
The survey, which was carried out, surprisingly, by a pest control company called Excel Pest Services, ranked the 50 states based on data such as restaurant waste, the number of landfills and the number of fruit farms in each. State.
It took into account the annual average temperature, the number of landfills by state, the percentage of households with a pet, and the number of pest control companies.
Drumroll, please for the states most likely to harbor parasites overall:
- North Carolina
- New Jersey
The survey breaks down pest rankings by pest, and Texas scores high in three out of four:
- Texas is # 2 on the list of friendliest states with mosquitoes (California is # 1), thanks to its mosquito-friendly climate and access to water.
- Texas is the # 2 state most likely to be home to rats, determined by its excess of landfills, its high access to restaurant waste and numerous Google searches on “how to eliminate rats”.
- Texas is the second best state for cockroaches. They love our climate, the average temperature giving them optimal conditions for survival.
The investigation does not include other vile creatures like stink bugs and fire ants, but we don’t need an investigation to find out that Texas reigns on these fronts as well.
There’s good news at the end: Texas isn’t even on the list of states most likely to have ticks.