The infestation of rats is becoming a significant problem across the country. While the state of Michigan isn't the worst rat-infested state, there is one major city that is considered one of the worst in the country.

Orkin's most recent data shows the cities across America that are the most rat-infested. The data collected is from from September 1, 2021, to August 31, 2022. The cities ranked were based on the number of new rodent treatments performed during that period.

The pest company has yet to release data from 2023.

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What Michigan City Made the Top 10 List?

The data collected found that Detroit is the 9th worst city in America when it comes to its rat infestation. That's a nice drop from last year. I'm sure that isn't shocking news to Michiganders.  According to CBS News, Detroit spends up to $300,000 a year on rat-elimination efforts, including handing out free poison traps to residents.


What Other Michigan Cities Made the List?

Grand Rapids jumped from #32 to #31, while Flint dropped six spots and landed at #40.

It's obvious Chicago has a major problem as they landed at #1 for the 8th year in a row.

Top 10 Most Rat-Infested Cities in America

1. Chicago
2. New York
3. Los Angeles
4. Washington, D.C.
5. San Francisco
6. Philadelphia
7. Baltimore
8. Cleveland
9. Detroit
10. Denver
The rat problem across America was the topic of conversion this morning on the news and they were talking about what New York is doing to battle the issue. New York City is limiting the window for residents to put their trash on sidewalks. Under the new regulations, trash from residential and commercial buildings can’t be placed on curbs for pickup until 8 p.m., pushed back from the current 4 p.m. start time. It's believed this will help starve the rats.

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