Nobody is going to be bragging about having the city with the highest rat population as the number one location on their resume. The disgusting rodents can eat or squeeze their way through just about anything that stands in their way.
We are aware of what you are thinking, and we know that you wish to keep a safe distance from these vile monsters. The city that you will want to stay as far away from as possible? Chicago.
Chicago has been named the city with the highest rat population for the seventh year running. The number of rodent treatments in Chicagoan homes and businesses was highest in the nation, according to Orkin.
There are 21 million rodent infestations every winter, so even if you reside on the West Coast (far from Chicago), you probably still have rats. Los Angeles, New York, and Washington, DC are the other three rattiest cities in the top five.
Similar to people, rodents have an aversion to the pandemic. Since so many eateries have closed, the rats have had to diversify their diets, and outside dining has become a popular option.
In some parts of the country, the problem of rats seeking food in homes and businesses became so severe in 2020 and 2021 that the CDC issued Rodent Control recommendations for doing so.
To prevent rodents from entering your home, fill in any crevices or openings you find. All food containers should be stored correctly and securely, and crumbs should not be left lying around.
Chicago tops the list of most rat-infested cities for the sixth year in a row. When it comes to both homes and businesses, Orkin reports that Chicago has the largest number of rodent treatments.
Los Angeles, New York, Washington, D.C., and San Francisco are the other cities that made the list of the top five most unsettling places to live, and none of their positions changed from the previous year.
In some regions in the years 2020 and 2021, the problem of rats searching for food in homes and businesses got so severe that the Center for Disease Control and Prevention issued recommendations on how to control rodent populations and keep rodents out of human habitations.