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This California City Has Been Ranked as One of the Most Rat Infested-Cities in the US


Which city in California has the highest rat infestation? Surprisingly, an annual survey can answer that question.

Orkin, a pest control company, tallies the number of new rodent treatments it conducts in both residential and commercial areas over a 12-month period. Based on this data, it compiles a list of the "rattiest" cities in the U.S.

The most recent statistics, collected between September 1, 2021, to August 31, 2022, cover a period when some restaurants were closed due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. Orkin notes that these closures led rats to seek new food sources and shelter, resulting in an overall increase in rodent sightings.

Which city in California ranks as the most rat-infested, according to Orkin's annual survey?

Los Angeles, CA, claimed the dubious title, securing the 3rd spot on the list of the most rat-infested cities in the United States, as per Orkin's rankings.

Here is the list of the top 10 Rat-Infested cities in the US.

  1. Chicago
  2. New York (+1)
  3. Los Angeles (-1)
  4. Washington, D.C.
  5. San Francisco
  6. Philadelphia (+1)
  7. Baltimore (-1)
  8. Cleveland, Oh. (+2)
  9. Detroit (-1)
  10. Denver (-1)

Chicago is taking the top spot for the eighth consecutive time. Chicago may soon need to change its name from “The Windy City” to the “Rattiest City,” after topping Orkin’s Top Rattiest Cities List yet again.

Even though Los Angeles finds itself on the list of the most rat-infested cities in America, it remains a beloved place for many. So long as you can steer clear of the rodent residents, you're likely to enjoy your time there! And if you happen to encounter a rat issue in your vicinity, reaching out to Orkin for assistance might be a wise move.

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What are your thoughts on the challenges posed by rat infestations in urban areas like Los Angeles? Have you ever encountered such issues in your city or neighborhood? How do you think communities can work together to address and prevent these problems effectively? Share your insights and experiences; we'd love to hear from you!

Disclaimer: The information provided in this article is for general awareness and informational purposes only.

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