Charlotte, North Carolina’s Rival City Tops Most Pest List
Charlotte’s rival city topped the list of the most pest-infested cities. A recent study by New York-based pest inspectors Doctor Sniffs analyzed 2021 U.S. Census data that revealed the number of rat and cockroach sightings in the nation’s largest metropolitan areas.
The city that holds the title that nobody wants is just down I-85 from the Queen City. Atlanta topped the list as the metropolitan area with a combined pest sighting rate of 165.9 per 100,000 residents. That’s some serious pest.
A Doctor Sniffs spokesperson said in a statement, “Whilst the more northerly metropolitan areas see a decrease in the number of cockroach sightings compared to the more southern areas, taking proactive measures to ensure all properties remain pest-free is ultimately the best approach to the ongoing pest problem.”
Many government agencies say rodents and cockroaches carry a variety of diseases and allergens that pose significant risks to humans.
Miami and Washington, D.C. took second and third place, respectively. Read more about Charlotte’s rival city that topped the list of the most pest-infested cities here.