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BC's Top 20 'Rattiest' Cities: Orkin Canada

Updated: Nov 19, 2021

Orkin Canada has released their list of the "rattiest cities in Canada", and for the 5th year in a row, Vancouver wins.

The rankings are based on information gathered by Orkin Canada between Aug 1 2020 and July 31 2021 in both residential and commercial buildings.

1 - Vancouver 2 - Burnaby 3 - Victoria 4 - Surrey 5 - Kelowna 6 - Richmond

7 - Vernon 8 - Abbotsford 9 - Langley 10 - Coquitlam 11 - Chilliwack

12 - Port Coquitlam 13 - North Vancouver 14 - Delta 15 - West Vancouver 16 - Nanaimo

17 - Maple Ridge 18 - Duncan 19 - Powell River 20 - Kamloops

Rodents present a serious health risk. They spread disease both directly and indirectly, through their droppings or even bites.

According to Orkin's website, more than 10 million people have died from rodent borne diseases like the Bubonic plague, typhus, hantavirus or food poisoning over the past century.

You can make your home less attractive. Left out food, overgrown landscaping, and standing water are just a few attractants.

House Mouse - The house mouse is actually the mammal humans are most likely to share their homes with.

Norway Rat - It is the most widely distributed rat species in Canada, also referred to as “Super Rat” or “King Rat.” measuring up to 48 centimeters including their tail.

Deer Mouse - The most abundant mammal in North America, the deer mouse Hantavirus spread Hantavirus across the southwestern United States and infected 109 people in Canada so far.

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