Orkin Releases 'Top 50 Rattiest Cities' List
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Orkin Releases 'Top 50 Rattiest Cities' List

Chicago ranked No. 1 for the seventh consecutive year, while Baltimore rose to spot No. 6 on the newest list from Orkin.

October 25, 2021

Orkin released its Top 50 Rattiest Cities List today, and the top five cities didn’t budge, with Chicago taking the top spot for the seventh consecutive time. Breaking into the Top 10 this year is Cleveland, taking the tenth spot, and Baltimore inches closer to the top five, moving up two spots to #6. New to the list is Portland, Maine, rising 26 spots to take #38, and Louisville, Kentucky, landing the list at #40, rising 13 spots from the previous year.
 
Orkin ranked metro regions by the number of new rodent treatments performed from September 15, 2020 to September 15, 2021. This ranking includes both residential and commercial treatments.
 
1. Chicago
2. Los Angeles
3. New York
4. Washington, D.C.
5. San Francisco
6. Baltimore (+2)
7. Philadelphia
8. Detroit (-2)
9. Denver
10. Cleveland, Oh. (+1)
11. Seattle (+1)
12. Minneapolis (-2)
13. Boston
14. Indianapolis (+1)
15. Atlanta (-1)
16. Pittsburgh (+2)
17. San Diego (+2)
18. Houston (-1)
19. Cincinnati (+3)
20. Dallas (-4)
21. Hartford, Conn. (+6)
22. Milwaukee (+2)
23. Miami (-3)
24. Portland, Or. (-1)
25. Kansas City (+5)
26. Columbus, Oh. (+2)
27. Norfolk, Va. (-2)
28. Richmond, Va. (+5)
29. Sacramento (+7)
30. St. Louis (+7)
31. Albany, New York (+7)
32. Grand Rapids (-3)
33. New Orleans (-12)
34. Flint, Mich. (+8)
35. Raleigh, N.C. (-9)
36. Nashville (-2)
37. Champaign, Ill. (+2)
38. Portland, Me. (+26)
39. Burlington, Va. (+8)
40. Louisville, Ky. (+13)
41. Buffalo, New York
42. Charlotte (-11)
43. Phoenix (-11)
44. Greenville, S.C. (-9)
45. Green Bay
46. Syracuse (-2)
47. Charleston, W.V. (+4)
48. Dayton (+1)
49. Albuquerque (-1)
50. Tampa (-9)