This Michigan town is one of the most rat-infested in the country

Rat infestation is becoming a significant problem across the country. Although the state of Michigan is not the worst rat-infested state, a major city is considered one of the worst in the country.

The most recent data from Orkin shows which cities in America are most infested with rats. The data collected ranges from September 15, 2020 to September 15, 2021. The cities ranked were based on the number of new rodent treatments performed during that time.

The pest control company has yet to release data from 2022.

Which Michigan city made the top 10 list?

The data collected revealed that Detroit is the 8th worst city in America when it comes to its rat infestation. I’m sure this isn’t shocking news for people in Michigan. According to CBS News, Detroit spends up to $300,000 a year on rat elimination efforts, including handing out free poison traps to residents.

What other Michigan cities made the list?

Grand Rapids came in 32nd, while Flint landed in 34th.

It’s obvious that Chicago has a major problem as they landed No. 1 for the 7th straight year.

Top 10 Most Rat Infested American Cities


2.Los Angeles

3. New York

4.Washington, D.C.

5. San Francisco

6. Baltimore

7. Philadelphia

8. Detroit


10. Cleveland, Oh

The rat problem across America was the topic of conversion this morning on the news and they were talking about what New York was doing to combat the problem. New York City limits the window for residents to drop their trash on sidewalks. Under the new regulations, trash from residential and commercial buildings cannot be placed on sidewalks for collection until 8 p.m., pushed back from the current start time of 4 p.m. It is thought to help starve the rats.

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