“Termites thrive in warm, moist environments," says Doug Webb, a Terminex technical specialist, in a statement touting the company's rankings of America's most termite-infested cities.
From that alone you should be able to determine that Miami made the list, and indeed we did at number six.
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Terminix released its rankings earlier this week to coincide with the National Pest Management Association's (NPMA) Termite Awareness Week, which apparently is a thing. So please make sure that you and your loved ones are aware of termites during this most special of weeks.
The company used internal data from its offices across the country to compile the list. California cities dominated the list with Los Angeles coming first followed by San Francisco. San Diego, the previous year's leader, had dropped but was still at fourth on the list.
Miami-Ft. Lauderdale's sixth-place ranking makes it the termite capital of the East Coast. Our Sunshine State brethren in Tampa-St. Petersburg came in at 11th.