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Orkin Names Chicago ‘Rattiest City In America’

Chicago is the rattiest city in America, according to pest control company Orkin. The company released a top 20 list with Los Angeles, Washington D.C. and New York City trailing Chicago.

10/13/2014

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City Expanding Computer Technology To Get Rid Of Rats

Rat poison might still be the best way to get rid of scurrying vermin, but knowing where to place the bait is a big challenge, one city officials believe can be solved with a 21st century approach: computerized data analysis.

08/15/2014

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Vet Warns Dog Owners About Spread Of Bacteria From Standing Water

A prominent veterinary clinic has suggested dog owners keep a close eye on their pets, and get them vaccinated against a weather-related disease that’s moving into Chicago.

04/04/2014

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Alderman Proposes New Approach To Rat Control

Ald. Bob Fioretti predicts an explosion in Chicago’s rat population this spring. He’s pushing a new a new strategy. CBS 2’s Chris Martinez reports.

03/13/2014

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Pest Control House Calls Spike As Rats Seek Refuge From Extreme Cold

The rats are coming — poking their twitchy little noses underneath porches, beneath doors, even inside airport hangars.

02/03/2014

A rat-mitigation sign in a Chicago alley. (CBS)

City Testing Smart Technology Against Rats

CBS 2’s Pamela Jones takes us dumpster-diving for a look at how it works.

12/27/2013

Rats have overrun this street in the North Center neighborhood. (CBS)

Rats Overwhelm Residents In North Center Neighborhood

Some residents in Chicago’s North Center neighborhood say they are battling a war against rats.

08/23/2013

A city worker sets rat bait in an alley in the Little Village neighborhood to help control rodent problems. (Credit: Steve Miller)

City Touts Increase In Rat Baiting Efforts

City officials said they’re winning the war on rodents by laying more rat traps to keep them in check.

07/02/2013

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City Adding More Crews To Deal With Growing Rat Problem

A serious rat crackdown begins on the streets of Chicago on Thursday.

CBS 2–08/22/2012

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North Side’s 47th Ward Using Feral Cats To Catch Rats

To combat the rat problem in Chicago, one North Side ward is turning to alley cats.

WBBM Newsradio–06/28/2012

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Rats Mar Beauty Of Downtown Evanston

An inordinate number of rats have been spotted around some of the busiest and most fashionable sections of downtown Evanston lately.

CBS Chicago–12/22/2011

A squalid home in Berwyn – where a 14-year-old boy died and hundreds of animals were living in filthy cages – is set to be torn down, but first officials are spraying, baiting and spreading poison to minimize the chances of a stampede of vermin from inside the home once demolition begins. (Credit: CBS)

Neighbors Worry About Vermin Stampede When Berwyn Home Is Torn Down

A Berwyn home where a child died and hundreds of animals were confiscated is due to be torn down. But CBS 2 cameras caught countless rodents roaming the property and some neighbors worry that tearing the place down could send the vermin scurrying closer to them.

CBS 2–09/27/2011

A warning sign was placed in a Lincoln Square alley after the city baited for rats, based on numerous complaints from local residents. (Credit: CBS)

Lincoln Square Block Being Overrun By Rats

An invasion in Lincoln Square is making local residents’ skin crawl. Rats – some say up to 20 at a time – have been scampering through people’s yards.

CBS 2–09/14/2011

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City Plans To Cut Back On Rodent Control

If you see a rat scurrying through your backyard, you might have no choice but to deal with it.

CBS Chicago–03/29/2011

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Survey: Densely-Populated Areas Have Most Rats

A new survey by a pest control manufacturer indicates that the city’s most densely-populated neighborhoods are also the “rattiest.”

CBS Chicago–10/25/2010