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Terminix Reveals Its Top 25 Mosquito Cities List on World Mosquito Day


Dallas-Fort Worth swats mosquitoes away for second year in a row

In recognition of World Mosquito Day, Terminix, a leading provider of
termite and pest control services and a ServiceMaster (NYSE:SERV)
company, has announced its list of 25 cities pestered the most by
mosquitoes. The Dallas-Fort Worth area topped the list for the second
consecutive year, followed by New York City, Washington, D.C. and
Houston. While many in the United States think of mosquitoes as little
more than nuisances that cause itchy red bumps, they can transmit
serious diseases—including the West Nile virus—and globally, they are
vectors for deadly illnesses including malaria. According to the World
Health Organization, mosquitoes are the world's
deadliest animal

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The top mosquito cities list was determined by examining data regarding
Terminix services rendered by branches across the United States between
July 1, 2017 and July 1, 2018*. Texas and Florida lead the nation, each
with four cities on the list, followed closely by California and
Tennessee. The full list of the top 25 cities is:


 1. Dallas-Fort Worth

14. Nashville, Tenn.

 2. New York City

15. Tampa, Fla.

 3. Washington, D.C.

16. San Francisco

 4. Houston

17. Boston

 5. Los Angeles

18. Little Rock, Ark.

 6. Atlanta

19. Mobile, Ala.

 7. Philadelphia

20. Austin, Texas

 8. Memphis, Tenn.

21. Oklahoma City

 9. Chicago

22. Detroit
10. Baltimore 23. Jacksonville, Fla.
11. Miami 24. Indianapolis
12. San Antonio 25. Phoenix
13. Orlando, Fla.

Terminix provides a variety of solutions to significantly reduce the
threat of mosquitoes and the potential spread of disease, including the
new Quick
Guard® Mosquito Service
and One-Time
Mosquito Service,
quick and effective mosquito treatments that begin
working immediately. Earlier this year Terminix launched Quick Guard,
which combines the benefits of working immediately with a longer lasting
impact, providing significant value to customers. This product has seen
rapid adoption by customers delivering significant growth.

One-Time Mosquito Service is a great option that can be purchased online
for near-term mosquito mitigation, such as ahead of Labor Day barbecues,
while Quick Guard holds up for weeks on end and even in the most
challenging environments, including poor weather conditions and lawn
watering. And because Terminix services are backed by a 100%
Satisfaction Guarantee, customers can purchase with confidence.

"At Terminix, our passion is protecting our customers from mosquitoes,"
said Matt Stevenson, President, Terminix Residential. "From treating a
backyard oasis to a one-time mosquito service in preparation for an
event, we ensure these problem pests are no longer an issue."

Homeowners can take steps to limit the number of mosquitoes in their
backyards. Decrease the availability of potential breeding sites through
the following means, and consult a professional for
mosquito control
for additional help:

1. Remove sources of standing water. Some mosquitoes need
standing water in order to lay their eggs. Removing open containers,
buckets, plastic sheeting or covers, and tires filled with water can
help reduce the breeding sites in your yard.

2. Clean the gutters. It's also important to maintain your gutter
system. Leaves and other debris can build up in your gutters and
downspouts, leading to water retention.

3. Change water sources weekly. Emptying or replacing the water
in outdoor pet bowls, fountains, birdbaths, rain barrels and plant
containers often will help break the mosquito breeding cycle.

4. Replace outdoor lighting. Mosquitoes, like many insects, can
be attracted to light. Special bulbs called "bug lights" emit a
different type of light than typical light bulbs. Replacing outdoor
lighting with these "bug lights" can help attract fewer mosquitoes.

For more information, visit
or call your local Terminix branch.

*This ranking was created by compiling mosquito-specific data of
services rendered at more than 300 Terminix branches across the country.
The rankings represent Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) with the
highest number of actual services between July 1, 2017 and July 1, 2018.

About Terminix

Terminix is the leading provider of termite and pest control services in
the United States. Headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., Terminix services
approximately 2.8 million residential and commercial customers in 47
states and 18 countries. Terminix provides pest control services and
protection against termites, rodents and other pests. Terminix is a
business unit of ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. (SERV),
a leading provider of essential residential and commercial services.
Terminix is the Official Pest Control Specialist of Minor League
Baseball™. To learn more about Terminix, visit

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