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Charlotte is now rattier than Raleigh, according to pest control list

Both Raleigh and Charlotte gained the wrong kind of publicity Monday – the kind from a pest control service, saying your city is a hot spot for rats.
Both Raleigh and Charlotte gained the wrong kind of publicity Monday – the kind from a pest control service, saying your city is a hot spot for rats. TNS

Both Raleigh and Charlotte gained the wrong kind of publicity Monday – the kind from a pest control service, saying your city is a hot spot for rats.

Both cities are less rattier than they used to be, according to a list released by Orkin, but Raleigh saw the greater improvement in reduced rodent treatments since last year’s report.

Charlotte was ranked 28th on the “Top 50 Rattiest Cities List” and Raleigh came in at No. 33. Charlotte ranked 27th on the list in 2016, when Raleigh ranked 22nd.

Chicago was the rattiest city in America for the third straight year. Other larger cities rounded out the top five: New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.

The metro areas were ranked based on both residential and commercial treatments Orkin performed from September 2016 to September 2017.

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