Ick...ick...ick. My skin just crawled just thinking about rats, how about yours?

We're talking rats people. What cities in Connecticut are on it? Hey, Orkin man. What are the deets?

A new survey by major pest control company, Orkin, is out, ranking cities across the country plagued by the biggest rat populations. I wish I could tell you that we are in the clear in Connecticut, but no such luck.

The survey that Orkin ran ranked 50 cities based on the commercial and residential rodent treatments that they performed. What I thought was sort of weird is that the mid-west cities had the most overall on the list. Aside from that, New York City is the second rattiest U.S. city, topped only by Chicago.

Okay, drum-roll please. Orkin says that Hartford and New Haven tie for the 17th rattiest cities in the United States. How's that for the Twin Capitals?

In case you didn't know, Fall is the start of rodent season. John Kane, entomologist and Technical Director of Orkin’s Midwest Region, had this to say in the article:

Just like we put on a warm coat and turn up the heat indoors, rodents look for a warm place to nest. Rats can squeeze through a hole the size of a quarter, while mice can fit through a hole the size of a dime – making it crucial to prepare for rodent season, whether or not your city made the list

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