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Memphis ranks #8 for most mosquitoes in the U.S.

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Updated: Aug. 20, 2018 at 9:33 AM CDT
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MEMPHIS, TN (NBC) - No surprise here, Memphis ranks high when it comes to the mosquito population.

The Bluff City as the eighth largest population of mosquitoes in the United States, with Dallas having the highest population, according to Terminix. Nashville and Little Rock also made the top 25.

The World Health Organization has named the insect the deadliest animal in the world because it carries serious diseases like West Nile and Malaria.

Experts says you can reduce the number of mosquitoes around your home with these tips:

1. Remove standing water

2. Clean gutters

3. Change water sources frequently

4. Replace outdoor lighting with bug lights

For a full list of the cities with the highest mosquito population click here.

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