The #1 City in the Good Ole USA For Rats, is in Illinois
Gross, gross, super gross...Illinois has the #1 rat infested city in the entire country! ORKIN
There's a large, Illinois city that should and could change their name to match the rat problem it has. This "windy" place houses those nasty creatures more than any other Illinois city....Let's go round and round on this topic for a bit. (see what I did there?)
So here's what happens, the fall season comes and these rats look for places to eat and get warm....Your home, your garage, and apparently they tell their rat friends to come with. Between to months of October and February they are ready to invade your safe places. Eww.
“Rodent infestations are among the top pest issues of the fall and winter seasons, not only are mice and rats a nuisance, but they are known to spread a variety of dangerous diseases, including Salmonella and Hantavirus.” - Ben Hottel, an Orkin entomologist.
So which city do rats enjoy the most in America?
Here is the Top Ten Rat Filled Cities in the good ole USA:
By the way, this is the 8th time in a row that Chicago tops this list...So apparently they are here to stay. When they "move into" their Chicago location for the winter, this is what can happen:
Beyond health issues, rodents can cause severe structural damage with their strong jaws and burrowing skills. They have oversized front teeth for gnawing, and teeth which are adapted for chewing a variety of items including electrical wires, water pipes and gas lines. - Orkin