OH RATS!: New York Named Most Rat and Roach Infested City

The Big Apple has the highest percentages of homes with rats and roaches.

New York City has been named the most rat and roach-infested city in the country, according to the federal government's American Housing Survey.

16 percent of households in New York reported having roaches and 15 percent reported having rodents, making New York the only city reporting double-digit percentages for both. Philadelphia is the most rat-infested city with rodents found in 20 percent of homes. The most roach-infested city is New Orleans. The online survey is conducted every two years and gathers data from 25 U.S. cities.

The city with the fewest reports of roaches is Seattle and Phoenix had the fewest rats. (Bloomberg)

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