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Chicago Crowned Nation's 'Rattiest' City

It tops Orkin's list for rat treatments
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 14, 2014 9:47 AM CDT
Chicago Crowned Nation's 'Rattiest' City
It's not just the Windy City, apparently.   (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)

(Newser) – If you suffer from musophobia, you may want to steer clear of Chicago. The city has been named the "rattiest" in the US by Orkin, according to Crain's Chicago Business. The pest control company released a list of the top 20 rattiest US cities based on rodent treatments it performed in 2013. Poor Chicago has also snagged Orkin's top spot for bedbugs in the past, as well as its top spot for pests overall. The top 10:

  1. Chicago
  2. Los Angeles
  3. Washington, DC-Hagerstown, Md.

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  1. New York
  2. San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose
  3. Seattle-Tacoma
  4. Detroit
  5. Cleveland-Akron-Canton
  6. Baltimore
  7. Miami-Fort Lauderdale
CBS Chicago has the complete top 20. (Read more Chicago stories.)

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