Oh rats, Michigan is crawling with these critters in 2023.  But, we're not alone.

According to a recent Orkin report, we have a pretty serious rat situation in and around Michigan.  After we crawl into the Michigan rat cities, we will take a look around us at the rat-infested cities that are close to our Michigan borders. Warning: the findings are alarming.

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Three Michigan Cities are Among the Most Rat-Infested in the U.S.

#9 Detroit

Detroit is the 9th most rat-infested city in the U.S. according to the recent report from Orkin. That makes Detroit the most rat-infested city in Michigan.
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#25 Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids is the 25th most rat-infested city in the country and the 2nd most in the state of Michigan.
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#43 Flint

Flint has so much working against it already, from years of toxic drinking water to a failing economy and now this. Flint is the 3rd most rat-infested city in Michigan and it ranks #43 in the nation.
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We have a few towns outside of Michigan, yet very close to us on this list such as South Bend, Indiana, Cleveland, Ohio, and Chicago, Illinois.  Speaking of Chicago, they've been #1 on this list for the last 9 years straight.  The Chicago Rats are undefeated.

3 Ohio Cities Among the Most Rat-Infested in the U.S.

  • #10 Cleveland
  • #18 Columbus
  • #31 Cincinnati

2 Indiana Cities Among the Most Rat-Infested in the U.S.

  • #15 Indianapolis
  • #47 South Bend

2 Illinois Cities Among the Most Rat-Infested in the U.S.

  • #1 Chicago
  • #41 Champaign

A quick pro-tip on how to avoid rat infestation: stop being gross.  Clean up after yourself, you'll be fine.

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