Chicago is America’s’leastest city’ for the sixth consecutive year.

Chicago is America's'leastest city' for the sixth consecutive year.
The Windy City Most miserable city 6 years in a row 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 1st to August 31st. The result is a list of 50 cities and most places change whenever the list is updated. However, Chicago is still number one.

Orkin entomologist Ben Hottel said, “Rodents are experts in finding food and hiding places and are resilient about how you can get both.” press release. “Residential properties provide ideal habitat for rodents and once settled, they can reproduce quickly and in large quantities.”
Efforts to tame the city’s rat population have been going on for years. Chicago’s “War on the Rat” Escalated In 2016, a new rat task force was introduced. Residents even adopted cats and started counting them.

The top ten on Orkin’s list were Los Angeles, New York, Washington DC, San Francisco, Detroit, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Denver, and Minneapolis.

How the pandemic worsened the rat population

According to Orkin, statewide orders to stay at home and stay at businesses close to you didn’t just affect the population.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Full section On a website dedicated to controlling rodents.

According to the website, “Community-level closures have reduced the amount of food available to rodents, especially in dense commercial areas.” “Some jurisdictions have reported increased rodent activity as rodents search for new food sources.”

And Orkin warns that rat activity “will continue to increase” as rodents begin to seek warm shelters as the moon gets colder.

Chicago may not be the only city in trouble. The company’s ranking of other cities on Orkin’s “least cities” list Website.
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