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(WTOP)   Washington DC ranks third in the list of cities populated by the most blood-sucking parasites, coming in behind only New York (number 2) and Dallas (winnar)   ( wtop.com) divider line
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2018-08-20 08:27:08 PM  
Unfortunately, Congress doesn't die when they run into the bug zapper
 
2018-08-20 08:42:56 PM  
Drain the swamp?
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2018-08-20 10:31:24 PM  
Nova Scotia frowns on this survey's shenanigans.  I've been up here a week, and have been eaten alive in a way that the mosquitos of D.C. have never feasted on me.  Maybe it's an acquired taste thing?
 
2018-08-20 10:32:31 PM  
Oil company lobbyists?  Investment Bankers? Lawyers?  Megachurches?
 
2018-08-20 10:34:29 PM  

TypoFlyspray: Oil company lobbyists?  Investment Bankers? Lawyers?  Megachurches?


Mosquitoes? Bedbugs? Ex-wives? Vampires?
 
2018-08-20 10:38:31 PM  
I was going to say douchebags.

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2018-08-20 10:42:36 PM  
No see ums in sw Florida.  Thought I was gonna itch myself to death.
 
2018-08-20 10:47:12 PM  
How is it that not a single Minnesota based city is in that list?  It's basically the state bird.

/fark loons
 
2018-08-20 10:48:53 PM  

delathi: TypoFlyspray: Oil company lobbyists?  Investment Bankers? Lawyers?  Megachurches?

Mosquitoes? Bedbugs? Ex-wives? Vampires?


Modern Artists? GOP Voting Welfare Cases? Professors of Dubious Studies?
 
2018-08-20 10:50:54 PM  
There's a lot of overlap.
For instance, most congressmen fly in.
 
2018-08-20 11:00:57 PM  

Warthog: Nova Scotia frowns on this survey's shenanigans.  I've been up here a week, and have been eaten alive in a way that the mosquitos of D.C. have never feasted on me.  Maybe it's an acquired taste thing?


In New Orleans they send out pesticide spray trucks.  Pick up some DEET.
 
2018-08-20 11:07:27 PM  
Two bugs I seldom see in the SF Bay Area: mosquitoes and cockroaches.

Almost worth the cost of living here.
 
2018-08-20 11:10:36 PM  

wichitaleaf: No see ums in sw Florida.  Thought I was gonna itch myself to death.


I'll see your no see ums (pun intended) and raise you chiggers.  I had hundreds of bites from my knees to the top of my boots and it was utter hell.
 
2018-08-20 11:11:43 PM  

gingerjet: How is it that not a single Minnesota based city is in that list?  It's basically the state bird.

/fark loons


Yeah, when you have a list that says that Phoenix has more mosquitoes than Minneapolis, you know something is up.

The list is from Terminix, so my guess is that it just lists how many calls they get for mosquitoes in those cities.  So its really a list for "where does Terminix do business".
 
2018-08-20 11:30:25 PM  
Detroit made only 22 huh?
Built in swampy lands - should be plenty of mosquitoes... Oh right, there isn't anyone left there to bite.
 
2018-08-20 11:38:51 PM  
If the Terminex guys went to Michigan's Upper Peninsula they would receive schooling in non-urban mosquito warfare. GPS mapping State Forest hiking trails proved to me that UP mosquitoes consider 40% DEET bug spray to be just rough foreplay. Saw a swarm of those girls fly right through a cloud of that stuff to get at me. (Had some 100% with me too. That they respected, but that stuff will make a rash if you screw up and get it on your skin)
 
2018-08-20 11:39:37 PM  

Mr. Magi: Detroit made only 22 huh?
Built in swampy lands - should be plenty of mosquitoes... Oh right, there isn't anyone left there to bite.


Hey now, don't leave out the plethora of brownfield sites.
 
2018-08-20 11:46:15 PM  

Polish Hussar: Mr. Magi: Detroit made only 22 huh?
Built in swampy lands - should be plenty of mosquitoes... Oh right, there isn't anyone left there to bite.

Hey now, don't leave out the plethora of brownfield sites.


I stand corrected. One can almost hear the rush of gentrification flooding back into Motown even as we speak. We've got Brownfield sites up here too - going to remake the Northern LP over into a lake-to-lake Traverse City! At taxpayer expense. Can't wait.
 
2018-08-20 11:47:06 PM  
I guess since DC and New York use to be swamps it makes sense. Of course Bahston also use to be a swamp it should be higher on the list.
 
2018-08-20 11:55:39 PM  
With all the politicos and the lobbyists who play belly up to the bar with those politicos, I'd guess DC has every city beat for blood sucking parasites.
 
2018-08-20 11:55:50 PM  
As someone who has lived in the DFW area for 30 years. I totally agree.
 
2018-08-20 11:56:22 PM  
Least accurate list I've seen  for awhile. No chance does San Fran have anywhere near as many mosquitos as Boston. I'm from the East and in SF now. Not even remotely comparable.
 
2018-08-21 12:03:01 AM  

TypoFlyspray: delathi: TypoFlyspray: Oil company lobbyists?  Investment Bankers? Lawyers?  Megachurches?

Mosquitoes? Bedbugs? Ex-wives? Vampires?

Modern Artists? GOP Voting Welfare Cases? Professors of Dubious Studies?


I got it, I GOT IT!

L) All of the above
 
2018-08-21 12:03:49 AM  
I was in Miami when the wind came up off the Everglades. Miami could have taken the top ten spots.
 
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2018-08-21 12:05:53 AM  
It's not a surprise really.

Look at the word politics from it's root words, from Greek.

You have poly, as in many.

And you have ticks, as in blood-sucking little creatures.
 
2018-08-21 12:21:51 AM  
I don't think I've ever seen, heard, or been bit by a mosquito after decades in San Francisco, so I don't see how it made the list. Conversely, when I went to my nephew's wedding in Minneapolis, they told me right away of the land of 10,000 lakes and 10,000,000 mosquitoes, and so I don't see how they failed to make the list.
 
2018-08-21 12:34:46 AM  
Oh my gosh. Oh jeeze, I wasn't prepared to make a statement. Ummm, first of all I'd like to thank my mom for keeping that stale pond in her backyard and watering the shiat out of the surrounding area. Also I want to thank God, couldn't have done it without you man! Umm uhh, my production staff, the high humidity, morons leaving empty tires around for mosquito pits ahhh! I love you Dallas! It's an honor!
 
2018-08-21 12:55:03 AM  

Kevin72: I don't think I've ever seen, heard, or been bit by a mosquito after decades in San Francisco, so I don't see how it made the list. Conversely, when I went to my nephew's wedding in Minneapolis, they told me right away of the land of 10,000 lakes and 10,000,000 mosquitoes, and so I don't see how they failed to make the list.


The mosquitoes failed to fill out the census?
 
2018-08-21 01:47:40 AM  

Straight Outta Wells Branch: I was going to say douchebags.

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As a west texas and ft worth guy, I fully agree
 
2018-08-21 02:20:45 AM  
Whoever is doing these tests hasn't done them in the southern IL/STL area. I mowed my lawn the other day and have at least 25 bites.
/Probably a few more as some were doubled up on each other.
//we need to make mosquitoes extinct.
/// How bad could that be on the ecosystem vs. the MEcosystem?
 
2018-08-21 02:39:32 AM  
They're basing this on the raw number of Terminix services performed? That's one of the most useless metrics imaginable to measure this.

I know it's not farking academia, but this shiat is so worthless. And then people read it. And then it's background "knowledge"

Any list without Louisiana cities is laughable anyway
 
2018-08-21 05:19:17 AM  
How are DFW and LA higher than Atlanta and NOLA?  List is a mockery
 
2018-08-21 05:57:42 AM  
This is a list of cities where people call and whine the most about mosquitos, not where the mosquitos actually are. The rest of us are too busy engaged in suburban, exurban, and rural warfare against the little blood-sucking killers to call the big blood-sucking bastards at Terminex.

Animals that kill humans: mosquitos and other humans vie for the #1 spot worldwide. All others combined are two orders of magnitude behind either of those.
 
2018-08-21 07:20:46 AM  

Warthog: Nova Scotia frowns on this survey's shenanigans.  I've been up here a week, and have been eaten alive in a way that the mosquitos of D.C. have never feasted on me.  Maybe it's an acquired taste thing?


Yeah came here to say that this list fails utterly without Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal, Halifax etc. You get the picture.

It's not uncommon to get eaten alive on your patio in downtown Toronto with no green spaces for blocks in any direction. They are just EVERYWHERE.
 
2018-08-21 07:54:02 AM  

NotThatGuyAgain: wichitaleaf: No see ums in sw Florida.  Thought I was gonna itch myself to death.

I'll see your no see ums (pun intended) and raise you chiggers.  I had hundreds of bites from my knees to the top of my boots and it was utter hell.


You got off easy. It's usually the waist/ groin area they seek.
 
2018-08-21 08:57:56 AM  
That would make the #1 bloodsucking parasite...

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/makes shiatty pizza too
 
2018-08-21 10:38:16 AM  

NotThatGuyAgain: wichitaleaf: No see ums in sw Florida.  Thought I was gonna itch myself to death.

I'll see your no see ums (pun intended) and raise you chiggers.  I had hundreds of bites from my knees to the top of my boots and it was utter hell.


Hey! You can't use that word! Only members of Trombiculidae are allowed to use the "ch" word.
 
2018-08-21 10:52:49 AM  
D.C. would be #1 but Congressmen are technically residents of their State.
 
2018-08-21 12:13:30 PM  
9. Chicago


Am I the only one who still wonders how the hell they survive the winter there?
 
2018-08-21 05:27:50 PM  

Slypork: NotThatGuyAgain: wichitaleaf: No see ums in sw Florida.  Thought I was gonna itch myself to death.

I'll see your no see ums (pun intended) and raise you chiggers.  I had hundreds of bites from my knees to the top of my boots and it was utter hell.

Hey! You can't use that word! Only members of Trombiculidae are allowed to use the "ch" word.


Rather surprised the FARK filter didn't translate it to "Attractive and Successful Parasitical-Americans".
 
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