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These Are The 50 Most Rat-Infested Cities In the United States

For the fifth consecutive time, Chicago has been named the most rat-infested city in the United States, according to Orkin’s study, while Los Angeles and New York placed 2nd and 3rd, respectively.
Los Angeles, New York City, Washington D.C., and San Francisco rounded out the top five.

We are talking about Norwegian rats, also known as brown rats, common rats, Parisian rats, sewer rats, street rats, and/or water rats.

New to the top ten most rat-infested cities this year are Minneapolis and Atlanta, holding the 8th and 10th spots, respectively.

The 50 Most Rat-Infested Cities In the United States.

  1. Chicago
  2. Los Angeles
  3. New York
  4. Washington, DC (Hagerstown)
  5. San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose
  6. Detroit
  7. Cleveland-Akron (Canton)
  8. Minneapolis-St. Paul
  9. Philadelphia
  10. Atlanta
  11. Denver
  12. Baltimore
  13. Seattle-Tacoma
  14. Boston (Manchester)
  15. Dallas-Ft. Worth
  16. Indianapolis
  17. Milwaukee
  18. Pittsburgh
  19. Miami-Ft. Lauderdale
  20. Columbus, OH
  21. Portland, OR
  22. Cincinnati
  23. Raleigh-Durham (Fayetteville)
  24. Hartford & New Haven
  25. Norfolk-Portsmouth-Newport News
  26. New Orleans
  27. Richmond-Petersburg
  28. Charlotte
  29. Grand Rapids-Kalmazoo-Battle Creek
  30. St. Louis
  31. Buffalo
  32. Greenville-Spartanburg-Asheville
  33. Nashville
  34. San Diego
  35. Champaign & Springfield-Decatur
  36. Kansas City
  37. Phoenix (Prescott)
  38. Orlando-Daytona Beach-Melborne
  39. Tampa-St. Pete (Sarasota)
  40. Syracuse
  41. Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto
  42. Charleston-Huntington
  43. Ft. Wayne
  44. Portland-Auburn
  45. Flint-Saginaw-Bay City
  46. Albany-Schenectady-Troy
  47. Dayton
  48. Burlington-Plattsburgh
  49. Madison

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