Kalamazoo, Battle Creek, Grand Rapids Among Most Rat Infested Cities in America
Pest control company Orkin recently released a survey of the 50 worst cities in America for rats.
Chicago ranked 1st on the list.
3 locations from Michigan made the top 50 with Detroit coming in as the 9th rattiest city in America. Kalamazoo-Battle Creek-Grand Rapids was 33rd while Flint-Saginaw-Bay City ranked 41st.
See the full top 50 here.
Rats in West Michigan
Think there aren't big rats in West Michigan? This video on YouTube proves otherwise, showing a large rat hiding under a shipping pallet somewhere in Grand Rapids.
Rats at Pets
Of course some people see rats and mice more as pets rather than a nuisance. The Great Lakes Fancy Rat Association promotes keeping rats as pets. In fact, rats are raised as pets in areas known at a rattery. One of Michigan's longest established ratteries is the Rat Dippity Rattery located in Kalkaska.
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