Aww, rats!

It’s officially rat season! Rodents are out and about looking for a home to hunker down for the winter. So have you seen any recently?

Well, Axios Boston is reporting that Boston is ranked #1 when it comes to the number of rodent sightings inside homes via 2021 American Housing Survey data.


And you don’t want a rat in your house. In addition to carrying disease, they can also start electrical fires. Rats like to nest in walls, under floors and under piles of trash.

A few weeks back we reported about rats and trash and why it’s important to get rid of your garbage properly. (According to data compiled by Apartment Guide, Boston is the second most rat-infested metro area in the country.) We also learned this very disgusting fact: rats love to eat dog feces. So please, put your poop bags into trash cans and don’t leave them on the street or piled up next to trees at the park.

The City Council has ordered a hearing to discuss rats and trash and will be coming up in the near future.



  1. Eliminate The 5th Floor… November 10, 2022 at 4:23 pm - Reply

    …at Silly Hall. Problem solved.

    You’re welcome.

  2. mplo November 16, 2022 at 9:40 pm - Reply


    Rats are not only big spreaders of nasty diseases, but they are downright dangerous—and nasty, to boot! Moreover, not only are they far more likely to bite, but rat bites are as nasty, hurtful and dangerous as dog bites, and people have been sickened, scarred physically, and disfigured, or worse as a result of being bitten by rats. What’s equally, if not more horrible is the fact that a lot of people in the upper echelons that are responsible for maintenance and management of properties, as well as even some people higher up in the healthcare fields, think nothing of people getting bitten by, sickened, and.or disfigured and scarred by rats.

    There are ways that one can minimize the chances of rats showing up in one’s house or apartment;

    A) Don’t leave things damp Rats want to drink water.

    B) Don’t leave food out for them.

    C) Vacuum at least once a week, and, if you can afford it, have a cleaning person come in at least a couple of times per month, as well.

    Hope I’ve been of some help here.

    It’s horrible that Boston’s number one in the rat problem. NYC’s rather high up there, too.

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