Rodent Rankings

Orkin’s 2019 Top Rattiest Cities

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Turns out rodents fancy some cities over others. We’ve reviewed the data of new residential and commercial rodent treatments performed in metro cities across the nation to rank the top 50 cities with the highest rat concentrations.

Chicago grabbed the #1 spot for the fifth consecutive time. Los Angeles, New York, Washington, DC and San Francisco also maintained their high standings, and honorable mentions go to first-time qualifiers, Madison, Wisconsin and Fort Wayne, Indiana. See the full rankings below.

  1. Chicago
  2. Los Angeles
  3. New York
  4. Washington, DC (Hagerstown)
  5. San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose
  6. Detroit
  7. Cleveland-Akron (Canton) (+1)
  8. Minneapolis-St. Paul (+3)
  9. Philadelphia (-2)
  10. Atlanta (+5)
  11. Denver (-1)
  12. Baltimore (-3)
  13. Seattle-Tacoma (+1)
  14. Boston (Manchester) (-1)
  15. Dallas-Ft. Worth (-3)
  16. Indianapolis
  17. Houston (+6)
  18. Milwaukee (+3)
  19. Pittsburgh
  20. Miami-Ft. Lauderdale (-3)
  21. Columbus, OH (+4)
  22. Portland, OR (+2)
  23. Cincinnati (-3)
  24. Raleigh-Durham (Fayetteville) (+3)
  25. Hartford & New Haven (-7)
  26. Norfolk-Portsmouth-Newport News (+4)
  27. New Orleans (+2)
  28. Richmond-Petersburg (+3)
  29. Charlotte (-7)
  30. Grand Rapids-Kalmazoo-Battle Creek (+9)
  31. St. Louis (+5)
  32. Buffalo (-4)
  33. Greenville-Spartanburg-Asheville(+5)
  34. Nashville (+1)
  35. San Diego (-9)
  36. Champaign & Springfield-Decatur (+8)
  37. Kansas City (-4)
  38. Phoenix (Prescott) (-2)
  39. Orlando-Daytona Beach-Melborne (+2)
  40. Tampa-St. Pete (Sarasota) (+2)
  41. Syracuse (+5)
  42. Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto (-5)
  43. Charleston-Huntington (-4)
  44. Ft. Wayne (+4)
  45. Portland-Auburn (+15)
  46. Flint-Saginaw-Bay City (-11)
  47. Albany-Schenectady-Troy (-15)
  48. Dayton
  49. Burlington-Plattsburgh (-6)
  50. Madison (+1)