Mosquitoes create the worst sort of Twitter buzz. Ask anyone in Bemidji.
The northern Minnesota city ranks high nationally when it comes to complaining about mosquitoes on Twitter. This according to the extermination corporation Terminix, which searched 200 billion tweets to locate the source of that high-pitched whine on your Twitter feed every summer. Bemidji ranked seventh in the nation in per capita complaints about Minnesota's state bird.
Bemidji Mayor Rita Albrecht disputes the ranking. Maybe the rural areas might have some Tweet-worthy mosquito problems, but not her town. "I've never had a complaint come to me about mosquitoes," she said. "We do not have a mosquito control program because we don't need one. I can enjoy my yard with hardly any pestering from the little buggers."