West Ridge #3 in Rat Complaints in Chicago

According to today’s DNA Info, West Ridge ranks third in rat complaints in the City of Chicago. Of the 46,879 resident complaints about rats in 2016, 1,529 came from West Ridge. The 2017 City total is already 1,500 complaints higher than 2016.

The article notes that the areas with the greatest number of complaints also have the highest-density population, the greatest number of restaurants, and the largest amount of trash. Construction also plays a role. To be fair, West Ridge includes parts of the 40th and 48th Wards as well as the 50th.

But doesn’t Devon Avenue immediately come to mind?

 

 

 

 

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3 thoughts on “West Ridge #3 in Rat Complaints in Chicago

  1. Rats being wild animals, I’m wondering what kind of rat density there would be in this area without human development…if there is anything about the natural habitat that would also encourage them to settle here in larger numbers.

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  2. We are near Touhy and California, and rats are EVERYWHERE. Walk around at night in the area north of Pratt and west of California, and you will see many rats. I report to at seeclickfix.com regularly

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