Killing an estimated 725,000 to 1 million people every year, it is decidedly the most deadly creature on earth. According to a new report, Dallas, TX, is one of the most active cities when it comes to these killer insects.

Humans are only the second most deadly creature on earth. We kill more than 430,000 of us each year. In a distant third place, it's snakes, that will kill around 100,000 humans annually.

Of course, the deadliest creature on earth is mosquitos, they are much more than a nuisance. Mosquitos carry many viruses including Zika, West Nile, and Eastern Equine Encephalitis. The big reason for their death toll is that there are no vaccines for these viruses.

While folks across the world have to worry about these bloodsuckers, when it comes to trying to avoid them in The Lone Star State, Dallas is the worst place to be.

That's according to data compiled by Orkin. The company based it on "the metro areas where the pest control company performed the most mosquito control services from April 1, 2022, to March 31, 2023. The list includes both residential and commercial mosquito treatments."

Texas cities that made Orkin's list:

  • No. 5: Dallas/Fort Worth
  • No. 9: Houston
  • No. 39: San Antonio
  • No. 46: Austin

So, my family will be heading into the thick of it this weekend. So how about some tips for avoiding mosquito bites? Fit For Travel site recommends the following:

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