Chicago is the ‘Rottiest City’ in the United States for the sixth year in a row

Windy City tops the list The best cities For the sixth consecutive year in the United States.

Orkin, an Atlanta-based pest control service, ranks U.S. cities by the number of new rodent treatments each year from September 1 to August 31. The result is a list of 50 cities, with most locations changing each time the list is updated. However, Chicago is still number one.

“Rodents are experts at plucking food and shelter, and they are flexible in the ways they get both,” said Arkin entomologist Ben Hotel. News release. “Habitat properties provide a suitable habitat for rodents, which, once settled, are capable of reproducing quickly and on a large scale.”
Efforts to suppress the city’s rat population have been going on for years. Chicago’s “War on Mice” Increased In 2016 a new rat task force was introduced. Residents began adopting cats to squash their numbers.

Los Angeles, New York, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Detroit, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Denver and Minneapolis top the Arkin list.

How the epidemic has increased the rat population

According to Orkin, statewide orders for home stays and close businesses do not affect the human population.

One of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention The whole section On its website dedicated to rodent control.

“Community-wide closures have led to a decline in food availability for rodents, especially in densely populated commercial areas,” the website said. “Some jurisdictions have reported an increase in rodent activity as rodents search for new food sources.”

Orkin warns that rat activity will “continue to increase” as rodents begin to search for warmer shelter as the months go by.

Don’t be the only city stuck in trouble. The company can find rankings for other cities on Arkin’s “Rottiest Cities” list Website.

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