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Old 04-26-2019, 08:11 AM
 
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Plenty of cities are pretty much devoid of mosquitoes in the city cores. All that concrete, asphalt, metal, and glass displaces things such as bushes and tall grass. Although standing water can exist in the concrete jungle (junked tires on the ground, empty tubs lying around, etc), the environment overall is much less hospitable to mosquitoes.

Close-in suburbs with small lots also are less likely to have many mosquitoes, for the same reason: More hard, dry materials and less absorbing, sheltering greenery.

You would be surprised where mosquitoes can live, outside of cities. I tried to camp on BLM land in southern WY. Just open grassy prairie, no ponds that I could see. And HORRRIBLE swarms of mosquitoes. I left ASAP.
This. Even on the hottest, most humid day on the Gulf Coast, you will NOT encounter a single mosquito as long as you stay on pavement. If you walk barefoot on grass, that's when you'll find mosquitoes.
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Old 04-26-2019, 09:07 AM
 
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This. Even on the hottest, most humid day on the Gulf Coast, you will NOT encounter a single mosquito as long as you stay on pavement. If you walk barefoot on grass, that's when you'll find mosquitoes.
Uh, no. Only if you are standing on the pavement in the sun with a breeze during a drought. And even then, any stagnant shaded exposed location on your body may be found and bitten.

And watch out for the fire ants if you step off the pavement.
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Old 04-26-2019, 09:54 AM
 
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Standing on pavement does not stop them from biting. I got eaten alive in an outdoor seating area of a restaurant in Florida.
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Old 04-28-2019, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Jersey City
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I've never seen one in Manhattan, and in my 12 years living in Jersey City, I've seen 2 or 3 at most.
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Old 04-28-2019, 12:44 PM
 
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NYC has plenty of mosquitoes. They do a decent job in spraying during the summer months. West Nile was a big concern over the years.
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Old 04-28-2019, 04:30 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Mosquitoes essentially live everywhere in the world that people live, and then some. Places with less standing water, like Southern California will have fewer.
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Old 05-07-2019, 01:02 PM
 
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Standing on pavement does not stop them from biting. I got eaten alive in an outdoor seating area of a restaurant in Florida.
I think you took me too literally. Of course there's pavement in rural areas. What I meant was that in densely paved urban areas, like the inner city of Miami, New Orleans, or Houston, mosquitoes are much less prevalent compared to surrounding rural areas.

Of course if you happen to be on a patio of a restaurant right next to a pond, that's another story. You must have been near a pond or creek.
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Old 05-07-2019, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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Hardly any mosquitoes in Denver. South Carolina has a lot of bus though.
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