Chicago is the Rattiest City for the Sixth Year in a Row


For the sixth year in a row Chicago has been named the city with the most rats...yuck!!!

Rats have taken to the streets of Chicago, yet again. Orkin released its Top 50 Rattiest Cities List today, and for the sixth consecutive time, the Windy City takes the top spot. New to the Top 10 this year is Baltimore, taking the eighth spot, and moving into the Top 20 is San Diego, rising 13 spots to secure the #19 ranking. 

Orkin ranked metro regions by the number of new rodent treatments performed fromSeptember 1, 2019toAugust 31, 2020. This ranking includes both residential and commercial treatments.

Here are the top cities for rats:

1.   Chicago

26. Raleigh, N.C. (-2)

2.   Los Angeles

27. Hartford, Conn. (-2)

3.   New York

28. Columbus, Oh (-7)

4.   Washington, D.C.

29. Grand Rapids

5.   San Francisco

30. Kansas City (+8)

6.   Detroit

31. Charlotte, N.C. (-3)

7.   Philadelphia (+3)

32. Phoenix (5)

8.   Baltimore (+4)

33. Richmond, Va. (-3)

9.   Denver

34. Nashville

10. Minneapolis (-2)

35. Greenville, S.C. (-2)

11. Cleveland, Oh. (-4)

36. Sacramento (+5)

12. Seattle (+1)

37. St. Louis (-6)

13. Boston (+1)

38. Albany, New York (+10)

14. Atlanta (-3)

39. Champaign, Ill. (-3)

15. Indianapolis (+1)

40. Green Bay (+18)

16. Dallas-Fort Worth (-1)

41. Tampa (-1)

17. Houston

42. Flint, Mich. (+3)

18. Pittsburgh

43. Buffalo, New York (-8)

19. San Diego (+13)

44. Syracuse (-5)

20. Miami (-1)

45. Knoxville (+14)

21. New Orleans (+6)

46. Orlando (-3)

22. Cincinnati (+1)

47. Burlington, Va. (+2)

23. Portland, Or. (-1)

48. Albuquerque (+19)

24. Milwaukee (-4)

49. Dayton (-2)

25. Norfolk, Va. (+1)

50. West Palm Beach (+3)