PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The ‘Burgh has been placed on a list that is…less than appealing.
The Steel City has earned a spot in the top 20 in Orkin’s Rattiest Cities list.
The release highlighted how fall is the start of “rodent season” with cooler temperatures leading rats and mice inside more homes to seek warmth.
“Rats can squeeze through a hole the size of a quarter, while mice can fit through a hole the size of a dime making it crucial to prepare for rodent season, whether or not your city made the list,” John Kane, entomologist and Technical Director of Orkin’s Midwest Region said. “Further, where such holes are absent, rodents can create them through constant chewing.”
Once inside, rats can become a major issue. Rodents reproduce rapidly, chew on wood and electrical wires, and are a food contamination and health threat with the potential to cause serious illnesses.
- New York
- Washington D.C.
- Los Angeles
- San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose
- Minneapolis-St. Paul
- Miami-Ft. Lauderdale
- Dallas-Ft. Worth
- Hartford & New Haven, Conn.
- Portland, Ore.
- Raleigh-Durham, N.C.
- Norfolk-Portsmouth-Newport News, Va.
- Richmond-Petersburg, Va.
- Albany-Schenectady-Troy, N.Y.
- Charlotte, N.C.
- St. Louis
- Buffalo, N.Y.
- Kansas City, Mo.
- Tampa-St. Petersburg, Fla.
- Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto, Calif.
- Grand Rapids-Kalamazoo-Battle Creek, Mich.
- Rochester, N.Y.
- West Palm Beach-Ft. Pierce, Fla.
- Columbus, Ohio
- New Orleans, La.
- Nashville, Tenn.
- Greenville-Spartanburg-Asheville, S.C.
- Flint-Saginaw-Bay City, Mich.
- Albuquerque-Santa Fe, N.M.
- Portland-Auburn, Maine
- Green Bay-Appleton, Wis.
- Orlando-Daytona Beach-Melbourne, Fla.
- San Diego
- Burlington-Plattsburgh, Vt.
- Madison, Wis.
- Salt Lake City
For more information, visit Orkin’s website.