Terminix: Miami in top 5 cities with termite infestations

MIAMI (WSVN) - Miami has ranked among the top five cities with termite infestations, according to Terminix.

Miami ranked as number five on the list, following Mobile, Alabama; San Antonio, Texas; Memphis, Tennessee and Tampa.

Orlando and Jacksonville also made the top 10, ranking at seven and eight respectively. Florida had the most cities show up on the list, with four cities in the top 10.

“We consistently see higher levels of termite activity in the southern United States, particularly in and around coastal cities where the weather is damp and humid — the perfect environment for a growing termite colony,” said Paul Curtis, manager of technical services for Terminix.

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, termite infestations impact more than 600,000 homes and cause about $5 billion in damage each year. The bugs tend to show up more often in warmer, southern climates.

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