While cockroaches, rats and mice are a common sight in the New York City area and New Jersey, other places in the U.S. have worse pest problems. That might seem hard to believe, especially for those who have needed NYC or NJ pest control in the past, but the numbers prove it.
New Orleans Is Number One
New Orleans tops the list of pest-infested cities, according to the results of a 2013 American Housing Survey. In this city in the deep South, more than 35 percent of households had cockroach sightings and 2.5 percent had rat sightings. Compare that to New York City, where under 20 percent of households had cockroach sightings and 1.7 percent had rat sightings. In fact, NYC came in at eighth place on the list. Cities with more rats, mice and cockroaches include Birmingham, Tampa, Houston, Memphis, San Antonio and Austin. Cities with fewer pests include Miami, Orlando, Atlanta, Dallas, Las Vegas, Philadelphia and Charlotte.
Although NJ and NYC aren’t as pest-infested as New Orleans and other southern cities, rodent and bug infestations are still common. Don’t hesitate to take pest control prevention measures to protect your property from these critters. Some of them can damage your property, while others spread disease.
If you need NJ pest control, contact us at Stern Environmental. We use safe and dependable forms of pest control to get rid of rodents, bugs and other pests.