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These Are the Most Rat-Infested Cities in America



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Orkin has released its list of the most rat-infested cities in the country, with one city claiming the number one spot for the 9th year in a row!
When it comes to rats living in a rodent paradise, Chicago has yet again come in at number one as Orkin’s Rattiest City in America.
Los Angeles moved up to number two and New York City came in third place on the rat-infested list.
Cities on the Rattiest Cities List are based on the number of new rodent services showcasing the demand and also indicates the efforts that residents and businesses of the top cities have taken to treat rodent issues.
Orkin ranked metro regions by the number of new rodent treatments performed from Sept.1, 2022, to Aug. 31, 2023. This ranking includes both residential and commercial pest control treatments.
According to Orkin, these are the top 20 Rattiest Cities in America:
1. Chicago 2. Los Angeles 3. New York City 4. Washington, DC 5. San Francisco 6. Philadelphia 7. Baltimore 8. Denver 9. Detroit 10. Cleveland-Akron 11. Minneapolis – St. Paul 12. Seattle 13. Boston 14. Atlanta 15. Indianapolis 16. Pittsburgh 17. Hartford 18. Columbus, OH 19. Miami – Fort Lauderdale 20. Houston