The pest control and rodent removers over at Orkin recently reminded folks that Fall marks the start of rodent season (who knew?) when these unwanted pests seek food & shelter to survive the winter – that means coming in your properties! In honor of the occasion they’ve put together their list of the “Top 50 Rattiest Cities” in America. The cities were ranked by the number of rodent treatments (residential & commercial) that Orkin performed from October 2015 through the end of September this year.
The top 10 rattiest cities:
- New York
- Washington D.C.
- Los Angeles
- San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose
- Minneapolis-St. Paul
“Rats can squeeze through a hole the size of a quarter, while mice can fit through a hole the size of a dime – making it crucial to prepare for rodent season, whether or not your city made the list…Further, where such holes are absent, rodents can create them through constant chewing.” Said John Kane, entomologist and Technical Director of Orkin’s Midwest Region
Click here to see the full list of the 50 Rattiest Cities at Orkin.com