Florida City Ranked As 1 Of The ‘Roachiest’ Cities In America
Tampa has gotten notoriety for many things in the last year. We have been voted as one of the safest cities to drive in, one of the best cities for motorcyclists, a top city for recreation, and ranked as one of the best for renters. I guess you can say we’ve been having a good run, but the latest ranking is one that will end the streak. Now, Tampa is now ranked as one of the most “Roachiest” cities in America.
Thanks to Pest Gnome a list of the top 25 most roachiest cities was created to let us know where we stand against the rest of the country. After looking over data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and last year’s census, Tampa unfortunately came out on top. Not only was Tampa the roachiest city in Florida, but also the 3rd roachiest city in the nation. Turns out people aren’t the species that loves Florida, roaches do too.
Roaches love the heat and sun, so Florida makes an ideal place for them to live. Not as ideal as Texas though. The Lone Star State not only had the second roachiest city with San Antonio but also the winner of the roachiest city crown, Houston. In the past year, 37% of homes showed signs of pests in Houston compared to San Antonio’s 28%. Phoenix and Las Vegas finished out of the top 5.
If you are having problems with roaches, Pest Gnome also gives some pointers on how to prevent and get rid of them. If you don’t want them invading your home, make sure to not leave any crumbs around your home. Let’s be real, the kids are a mess and leave crumbs EVERYWHERE, so another way to prevent pests and be proactive is to seal all points of entry to ensure they can’t get in. If it has been a while since you’ve done some home improvements, make sure to check and fix your leaky pipes the next time you get a chance due to the fact they attract roaches.
What else would you suggest for people with a roach problem?