This is one list you don’t want to be near the top of. And luckily for North Carolina, we aren’t, the newest “rattiest cities” list by Orkin was released and both Charlotte and Raleigh are fairly low in the rankings. Both cities did rise a few spots, however, from where they ranked last year. I’ve personally never seen a rat in either city, in fact, the only time I truly remember seeing one on the street was in Boston. It’s number 13 on this list. I’m heading soon to New York City where there’s also a good chance I’ll encounter rodents. I always say, I don’t like animals I’m not expecting to see. And I’m never expecting to see a rat.
The list was released by Orkin yesterday, and for the eighth consecutive year, Chicago takes the top spot. New York came in at number 2 (great) and Los Angeles at 3. This is one list you should definitely trust, it’s compiled by experts. Orkin ranked metro regions by the number of new rodent treatments performed from September 1, 2021, to August 31, 2022. This ranking includes both residential and commercial treatments. Below you’ll find the top 10, as well as where North and South Carolina cities ranked on Orkin’s rattiest cities list in 2022.