Las Vegas Proud To Not Make List Of Rattiest Cities
Want to avoid the huge rat population? No, I don’t mean politicians, I mean actual RATS. Then you might want to avoid this city. Nope, not Las Vegas – didn’t even make the list!
The Rattiest City In The US
Orkin put out its annual list of the most rat-infested cities in America, and Chicago has claimed the number one spot for the ninth year in a row. Not a great list to top, but hey – they do have great pizza!
Where did the rest of your favorite cities end up on the rat list? The rest of the top five are Los Angeles, New York, Washington DC, and San Francisco. Seems it is always larger cities battling the rats. But – no Las Vegas, baby!
Orkin puts the list out every year. They do it by looking at how many people have needed an exterminator over the last year. It includes both residential and commercial properties.
The Top Ten In Rodent-ville
L.A. actually moved up to second place in the rodent department. Can’t be surprised about New York City in the third spot, since it is home of the pizza rat. As I mentioned earlier – politicians. Washington D.C. is full of rats in so many ways. San Francisco remained at number five from last year.
Rounding out the top ten: 6. Philadelphia, 7. Baltimore, 8. Denver,9. Detroit, and 10. Cleveland.
The annual list notes that the places with the biggest jumps in rat infestations over the past year, are in the Carolinas. There were surges in Charlotte, Raleigh, Greensboro, Greenville, and Spartanburg. Yikes!
No Dirty Rats Here
Yes, there are cities in the US that have fallen on the list, and have far less rats than before.
The biggest drops in rat population were in: Milwaukee, San Diego, Nashville, Syracuse, New York, and Champaign, Illinois. Why any rat would leave the beautiful city of San Diego is beyond me. But, a big win for San Diego!
You can see the full list here.