These Are The 20 Most Rat-Infested Cities In The USA (Shockingly NYC Isn’t #1)

If you’ve ever wondered which are the most rat infested cities in the USA, wonder no longer.

The Windy City, aka Second City, is famous for deep dish, cold winter, and miserable sports franchises. Now they can add one more moniker to their long list of nicknames: the Rat City

The pest control company Orkin has released data on the 20 most rat infested cities in the United States and Chicago comes in at #1. Shockingly NYC doesn’t ring in until #4, sitting behind D.C. (#3) and Los Angeles (#2).

If this were a straight up eye test I’d call shenanigans on Orkin, because I see massive rats jetting across my sidewalk every single night when I’m out walking my dog, and I just spent about 4 days in D.C. and didn’t see a single damn rat. But this is not an eye test, this is a collection of the dirtiest, grimiest, most rat infested cities in the USA. Here they are…

Most Rat Infested Cities


via Orkin and NBC Chicago:

1. Chicago
2. Los Angeles
3. Washington, D.C.-Hagerstown
4. New York
5. San Francisco-Oak-San Jose
6. Seattle-Tacoma
7. Detroit
8. Cleveland-Akron-Canton
9. Baltimore
10. Miami-Ft. Lauderdale
11. Dallas-Ft. Worth
12. Denver
13. Houston
14. Atlanta
15. Boston-Manchester
16. Minneapolis-St. Paul
17. Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto
18. Syracuse
19. Indianapolis
20. Charlotte

So Chicagoans, I hope you were never planning on sleeping safe and sound again knowing you’re living in the United States’ epicenter of rats….

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