Rats! Orkin’s annual list of the worst rat-infested cities has come out and Chicago just topped the list for the ninth consecutive year!
Orkin ranked metro regions by the number of new rodent treatments performed from Sept.1, 2022, to Aug. 31, 2023. This ranking includes both residential and commercial pest control treatments.
Chicago was tops on the list, while Los Angeles came in at No. 2, and New York ranked at No. 3. Orkin celebrated Chicago’s dubious achievement with a now sold-out t-shirt that can be viewed here.
As California expands its moratorium on rat poison, the infestation around the city continues to get worse. Pest control companies are not able to use certain products to control rats – because one of the active ingredients is said to remain in the food chain, according to a Los Angeles Times interview.
As a result, homeowners and commercial property owners are turning to door sweeps as an alternative to keep mice and rats from entering a building through openings the size of a quarter.
Burrtec USA, a major manufacturer of door sweep products sold both in the United States and internationally, has door sweeps utilized by pest professionals throughout the East Coast, including New York.
Burrtec USA is a leading manufacturer of door sweep solutions, providing quality exclusion products to PMPs and building material suppliers. It is the North American division of Burrtec Co., Ltd., one of Japan’s largest pest control producers. To learn more about Burrtec, visit our U.S. website.