BOSTON (CBS) — Boston area residents are reporting more rodent sightings than just about anywhere else in the United States.
According to the American Housing Survey, the Boston metropolitan area ranks second in the country for most rodent infestations with about 18% of households reporting seeing rodents.READ MORE: Father Charged In Dorchester Shooting That Grazed His 7-Year-Old Daughter
The national average for rodent sightings is about 12%. Philadelphia barely edged out Boston to take the top spot, and Washington, D.C. rounded out the top three.READ MORE: Worcester Announces Indoor Mask Mandate Starting Monday
Thinking of moving south to escape infestation? The survey found that southern states are more likely to have roach infestations inside homes.MORE NEWS: 2 Hanover Street Banks Robbed Within 10-Minute Timeframe