Studies Show Houston Has the WORST Cockroach Problem in the United States
Well, well, well, Houston... what do you have to say for yourselves?
Apparently, Houston, Texas has more cockroach sightings than any other city in the United States, according to some data provided by PestStrategies.com and the Census Bureau's American Housing Survey.
It appears that Houston is sitting at the top of the list with a total of 3,523,70 sightings on average in a city with a population of 2,360,300. That's a lotta' bugs, folks. Certainly more out there than people. Let's think for a second about all of the sightings that weren't reported... *cringe*
So, what's the deal?
Primarily, the hot weather in Texas is to blame for the roaches infiltrating Houston homes. They head indoors when it gets too hot outside. Creatures of comfort, if you will. I can't exactly blame them. Houston gets hotter than hell in the summer, and who doesn't love a good blast of air conditioning?
The next four cities on the list are New Orleans, Atlanta, Miami, and Raleigh, all notoriously hot places.
If you're looking to avoid icky roaches as much as possible, the cities with the least cockroach sightings include Seattle, Portland, Detroit, Pittsburgh, and Milwaukee. You may want to consider relocating.
The most surprising thing about this new tidbit of knowledge is that Lubbock didn't even make the list of the 25 places with the biggest cockroach problems! Good job, guys! We aren't the worst! And they say Lubbock is a bad place to live? I think not! We didn't even make the top 25 at all.
Pat yourselves on the back, and make sure you get your house sprayed to keep those pesky critters at bay.