Los Angeles has landed in the spotlight again, but not exactly for a glamorous reason. Having ranked #3 in 2022, LA has now officially clinched the title of the second rattiest city in America, according to the latest annual Orkin report.
Orkin, the pest control company, dug into data from September 2022 to August 2023, keeping an eye on which cities were calling for help with rats. This marks the ninth consecutive year that Orkin has conducted this study. Alongside Los Angeles, San Francisco has also secured a spot on the list of top rat-infested cities on the West Coast.
In all seriousness, rodent infestations can be a health risk. It’s recommended to look out for signs like rat droppings, chewed things, nests, and marks, and to call experts if you suspect you have a rat problem.
The top 10 rattiest cities in America:
- Los Angeles
- New York City
- Washington D.C.
- San Francisco
Check the full list here.