Loop ranked Chicago's rattiest neighborhood

October 26, 2010 (CHICAGO)

The poll asked hundreds of Chicago residents about the frequency of rat sightings in their homes and neighborhoods along with their reactions to rodents.

Forty-three percent of the people polled said Chicago's Loop was the worst for unwanted pests.

The Loop was followed by the South Loop. The Lakeview-Wrigleyville neighborhood was No. 3.

According to Sentient Decision Science, LLC, who conducted the d-CON poll, the following neighborhoods are perceived to be the top rodent neighborhoods in Chicago:

1. Loop (43%)
2. South Loop (32%)
3. Lakeview/Wrigleyville (23%)
4. Lincoln Park (21%)
5. West Loop (20%)
6. Logan Square/Bucktown (19%)
7. Rogers Park (16%)
8. Old Town (14%)
9. Hyde Park/Kenwood (13%)
10. Uptown (12%)
11. Ukrainian Village (11%)
12. Gold Coast/River North (11%)
13. Wickerpark (10%)
14. Streeterville (8%)
15. Buena Park (7%)
16. Edgewater (6%)
17. Andersonville (6%)
18. Roscoe Village/St. Bens (6%)
19. Ravenswood (6%)
20. North Center (4%)
21. Lincoln Square (3%)

Additional survey findings:

  • With 21% of the vote, a rat is the pest respondents in Chicago would second most fear seeing in their home, preceded by roaches (23%) and followed by snakes (15%)
  • Respondents said if they saw a mouse in their home, their first reaction would be to try to catch it (23%), set mouse traps (20%) or scream (18%)
  • 62% of respondents have encountered a mouse or a rat in their home at least once
  • Chicago residents are second most likely to report seeing a rat in the neighborhood where they live at least once a month (9%), compared to New York City (12%), Atlanta (5%) and Boston (5%)

For more information about the survey results, please visit www.d-conproducts.com.

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