Disclaimer: The following information was gathered from CBS News and is for 2022. It is for educational purposes.
Four cities in the state of Ohio have been ranked as some of the most rat-infested cities in America.
The list was created by the pest company Orkin and features the top 50 most rat-infested cities in the United States. Here's what the four in Ohio were.
1. Dayton, OH. This city was number 48 on Orkin's list.
The website says, "In 2014, the Humane Society of Greater Dayton found 300 pet rats at a vacated studio apartment in an inner suburb."
2. Columbus, OH. This city finished at number 26 on the list.
"We definitely see an increase in rat activity when there is construction. Rats live underground so when you dig the ground up, they scurry and look for additional food sources and harborage to live at," a Health Official says in an article.
3. Cincinnati, OH. This city landed at number 19 on the list.
The website says, "Cincinnati residents who spot rats have a special hotline at their disposal. When someone reports a pest problem to the city's Healthy Homes Line, the complaint is assigned to a sanitarian who goes to inspect the problem, and, where applicable, contacts the landlord to remedy the situation."
4. Cleveland, OH. This city managed to finish in the top 10, landing at number 10.
The Cleveland area has frequently been featured near the top of the list in recent years.
Those are the four cities in Ohio that have been ranked as some of the most rat-infested cities in the United States. If you have a rat problem near you, you might need to call Orkin!
What do you think about this? Are you surprised? Do these four cities deserve to be on the list? What can Ohio do to not be on the list next year? Have you had any rat problems in your home? What did you do to fix it? Comment below and let me know!
You can click the following link to go to the CBS News website: https://www.cbsnews.com/pictures/americas-50-most-rat-infested-cities-ranked/
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