don't think this type of honorary title is something to congratulate. But for the third year in a row, Vancouver has been named as the rattiest city in BC. This officially means that Vancouver has the worst rat problem in the province. Every year, Orkin releases a ranking of the rattiest places in BC and for the last three years, Vancouver has taken home the unwanted number one spot.

Thankfully, Vancouver isn’t the only place on the list. Keep reading to find out who took home the top spots. 

Orkin Canada has officially released their annual list of the rattiest places in BC, and if you live in Vancouver you may not be too happy to read this. For the third consecutive year, Vancouver has been named as the number one rattiest place in the province. But don’t worry, there are many other surrounding Vancouver neighbourhoods that made the cut. 

According to Orkin Canada, this list is constructed every year based on the number of commercial and residential rodent calls received by Orkin. So according to the list, many people needed Orkins help to get rats and mice out of their properties. The list takes into consideration the number of calls received from January 1st, 2018, to December 31st, 2018. 

While Vancouver is taking home the unwanted number one spot, our beautiful city is followed closely behind by some top competitors. According to the list, Victoria, Burnaby, Richmond, and Surrey respectively fall behind Vancouver. All five of these cities also remain unchanged from last year's ranking. 

A complete list of the top 20 rattiest cites in BC is as follows: 

  1. Vancouver
  2. Victoria
  3. Burnaby 
  4. Richmond
  5. Surrey 
  6. Langley 
  7. Kelowna 
  8. Duncan 
  9. Abbotsford 
  10. Coquitlam 
  11. Delta 
  12. Nanaimo 
  13. Sidney 
  14. Kamloops 
  15. New Westminster 
  16. Port Alberni 
  17. Maple Ridge 
  18. Port Moody 
  19. Port Coquitlam 
  20. Terrace 

This number one spot comes just after a popular Vancouver restaurant shut its doors due to an unwanted visitor. Back in December 2018, a group of friends went to the Crab Park Chowdery in Vancouver for what they thought was a nice meal. According to a stomach-turning Instagram post, a dead rat was found at the bottom of the bread soup bowl. 

Since then, the restaurant has come under fire. A recent health inspection turned up a number of unwanted guests including rats, cockroaches, and a large amount of their “excrements.”