Many parts of Upstate New York are crawling with rats. Is your hometown one of America's "rattiest?"

Orkin recently released its Top 50 Rattiest Cities List.

Rats Running Wild In New York State

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The good news is that one city is home to more rats than any place in America. However, one spot in the Empire State ranked third and six hometowns across New York State made the list.

Below are the locations in New York State that are dealing with more rats than most of America.

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New York City, Buffalo, Albany, Troy, Plattsburgh, Rochester & Syracuse Among Rattiest Cities In America


New York City, Buffalo, Albany, Troy, Plattsburgh, Rochester and Syracuse were all named by Orkin for its rat problem.

"Cities on the Rattiest Cities List are based on the number of new rodent services showcasing the demand and also indicates the efforts that residents and businesses of the top cities have taken to treat rodent issues, Orkin states.

Orkin ranked each hometown by the number of new rodent treatments performed from Sept.1, 2022, to Aug. 31, 2023. This ranking includes both residential and commercial pest control treatments.

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