Chicago Number One Rat City

Keely's ready for rodents.

Keely’s ready for rodents.

That’s what the email I got from Orkin said last week.

The headline was

This doesn’t look good, Village Of Lakewood

“What?” I thought.

Reading on

Sorry, Village Of Lakewood. The results are in, and the rat’s out of the bag: You made this year’s list of the 50 Rattiest Cities by Orkin.

Now the Skinner household has been having mice problems…but rats?

I’ve never seen one in Lakewood.

Our cat Keely just killed a mouse two weeks ago.

Ate everything but the innards.

And hat same week I filled all the holes between the garage and the interior of the house with steel wool.

Even got excited when I found mouse droppings and what could have been the makings of a nest in one storage areas.

But rats?

Don’t think so.

The Rod Blagojevich rat can't be what Orkin is writing about. He's in Colorado.

The Rod Blagojevich rat can’t be what Orkin is writing about. He’s in Colorado.

Then, I clicked on the “Read more” button and found Chicago at the top of the list:

The cities are ranked by the number of rodent treatments the company performed from October 1, 2015 – September 30, 2016. This ranking includes both residential and commercial treatments.

  1. Chicago
  2. New York
  3. Washington D.C.
  4. Los Angeles
  5. San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose
  6. Baltimore
  7. Philadelphia
  8. Minneapolis-St. Paul
  9. Detroit
  10. Denver
  11. Seattle-Tacoma
  12. Boston

Looking at the list, it occurred to me all of those cities voted for Hillary Clinton, too.

Just an unfortunate coincidence, I’m sure.


Chicago Number One Rat City — 8 Comments

  1. There are rats, and then there are Demorats.

    Congrats ChiTown, you truly deserve it.

  2. Oh, boy, here we go.

    With a name like The Facts we are already on to you.

    When will the progressives learn?

  3. There used to be lots of rats scurrying around the government center in Woodstock, IL.

    I do believe many have let taking their fleas th them.

    I’m sure some remain.

  4. SciFi author Robert Heinlein would refer this string of Democratic Party run cities with heavy rodent infestation, as having “bad luck.”

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