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Baltimore Among Most Rat-Infested Cities In U.S.: Orkin
While Baltimore showed progress from last year, it still made the top 10 on Orkin's list of "Rattiest Cities."
By Elizabeth Janney, Patch Staff
Oct 16, 2017 12:27 pm ET| Updated Oct 16, 2017 3:13 pm ET
BALTIMORE, MD – Charm City is among America's "Rattiest Cities," according to a new report from pest control company Orkin. Baltimore comes in at No. 8.
This the third year that Orkin has compiled the rankings, which are based on the number of rodent treatments the company performed from Sept. 15, 2016 to Sept. 15, 2017. It includes residential and commercial treatments.
Baltimore dropped two slots from last year, when it was ranked sixth. The city has undertaken several rat control measures recently, including the issuance of municipal garbage cansto contain waste.
Here are the 10 "Rattiest Cities" in the U.S., according to Orkin:
San Francisco – Oakland
Seattle - Tacoma
Dallas - Fort Worth