Oh, rats! Miami among top cities infested by roof rats

Miami ranks ahead of Los Angeles, Dallas, San Francisco

By Jeff Tavss - Executive Producer
Associated Press

MIAMI - Should Miami be congratulated or scorned?

While not No. 1 or No. 2, Miami is the third-most infested city in the U.S. when it comes to roof rats; those pesky rodents that become unwelcome house guests and cause things to go scratch in the night.

Terminix released its rankings Monday showing Miami at No. 3, ahead of such cities as Los Angeles (No. 6), Dallas (No. 8) and San Francisco (No. 10).

Roof rats look to enter homes after their food sources dry up outside, and often access a house through, you guessed it, the roof.

  1. Savannah, Ga.
  2. Memphis, Tenn.
  3. MIAMI
  4. Sacramento, Calif.
  5. Fort Myers, Fla.
  6. Los Angeles
  7. Tampa, Fla.
  8. Dallas
  9. San Diego
  10. San Francisco
  11. Honolulu
  12. Phoenix
  13. Houston
  14. Jacksonville, Fla.
  15. San Antonio

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