‘Top 50 rattiest cities’: Two California cities make top 5

Los Angeles is apparently considered one of the "rattiest" cities in America. 

According to data from Orkin last fall, the Los Angeles area ranked second in the country. 

Chicago ranked #1, then New York, Washington D.C., and San Francisco rounding out the top five. 

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Orkin says the 2020 lockdown forced rats and mice to find new sources of food. When those restrictions started rolling back, restaurants owners and customers returned, and so did the rodents.

Here are some tips you can take to keep these unwelcome little visitors away:

  • Keep food stored away 
  • Clear out the clutter
  • Keep landscaping under control
  • Inspect both inside and outside your home and look for any possible entry points

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