If rats turn your stomach, then NYC at night is a never ending Halloween attraction. When they’re not stealing pizza in the subway they’re going through your garbage and training ninja turtles in the sewers (maybe not the last point, but you know what we mean).
The pest-control company Orkin recently released a study of the cities that have received the most pest-control treatments in the last year, and NYC received a record 29,314 complaints. The only city that has a bigger rat problem that us, is Chicago. Now I know that instinctively there’s something inside all of us that feels a little sh*ty coming in second to another city, but in this case I think we can let it slide.
Here are the rest of the cities that featured on the list:
- New York
- Washington, D.C.
- Los Angeles
- San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose
- Minneapolis-St. Paul
- Miami-Ft. Lauderdale
- Dallas-Ft. Worth
- Hartford & New Haven, Conn.
- Portland, Ore.
Featured image source [mashable|illustration by Max Knoblauch]