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Orkin: Denver among 10 most rat-infested cities in the United States

Posted: 4:35 PM, Oct 15, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-15 18:35:30-04
Orkin: Denver among 10 most rat-infested cities in the United States

DENVER – Oh, rats.

A new report lists Denver among the most rat-infested cities in the entire country.

According to pest control company Orkin, Denver is the 10th “rattiest” city, moving up one spot from last year’s list.

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The ranking is based on the number of new residential and commercial rodent treatments performed between Sept. 15, 2017 and Sept. 15, 2018.

For the fourth year in a row, Chicago landed in the top spot on the list.

Here are the most rat-infested cities, according to Orkin:

1.    Chicago
2.    Los Angeles
3.    New York
4.    Washington, DC
5.    San Francisco
6.    Detroit
7.    Philadelphia
8.    Cleveland
9.    Baltimore
10.    Denver

According to Orkin, rat and mouse infestations often increase in the colder winter months as the rodents move indoors in search of warmer areas where food and water are easy to come by.

To read the full report, head over to orkin.com .