Chicago has been named America’s ‘Best City’ for the sixth year in a row

Chicago has been named America's 'Best City' for the sixth year in a row
Windy City tops the list The best cities For the sixth consecutive year in the United States.

Orkin, an Atlanta-based pest control service, ranks U.S. cities by the number of new rodent treatments each year from September 1 to August 31. The result is a list of 50 cities, with most locations changing each time the list is updated. However, Chicago is still number one.

“Rodents are experts in plucking food and shelter, and they are flexible in the ways they get both,” said Ben Hotel, an entomologist at Orkney. News release. “Habitat properties provide a suitable habitat for rodents, which, once settled, are capable of reproducing quickly and on a large scale.”
Efforts to suppress the city’s rat population have been going on for years. Chicago’s “War on Mice” Increased By introducing a new rat task force in 2016. Residents began adopting cats to squash their numbers.

Los Angeles, New York, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Detroit, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Denver and Minneapolis top the Arkin list.

How the epidemic has increased the rat population

According to Orkin, statewide orders for home stays and close businesses do not affect the human population.

One of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention The whole section On its website dedicated to rodent control.

“Community-wide closures have led to a decline in food availability for rodents, especially in densely populated commercial areas,” the website said. “Some jurisdictions have reported an increase in rodent activity as rodents search for new food sources.”

Orkin warns that rat activity will “continue to increase” as rodents begin to search for warmer shelters as the months go by.

The city should not be the only one stuck in trouble. The company can find rankings for other cities on Arkin’s “Best Cities” list Website.
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Cory Weinberg covers the intersection of tech and cities. That means digging into how startups and big tech companies are trying to reshape real estate, transportation, urban planning, and travel. Previously, he reported on Bay Area housing and commercial real estate for the San Francisco Business Times. He received a "best young journalist" award from the National Association of Real Estate Editors.

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