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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -

New Orleans is the most pest-infested city in America, according to a report from the Seattle Times.

According to the 2013 American Housing Survey, which was released in June, New Orleans has the most pest-infested metropolitan area, according the newspaper.

A total of 46.1 percent of New Orleans residents reported seeing pests of some kind.

New Orleans and San Diego top the list for rat infestations (2.5 percent). According to the study, 35.6 percent of New Orleans residents reported roaches in their home. The only city to report more roach infestations is Tampa with 37.6 percent. Mice were reported in 6.3 percent of New Orleans households.

Birmingham (46.1 percent), Houston (41.2 percent), Tampa (40.9 percent) and Memphis (39.8 percent) round out the top five most pest-infested cities in the United States.

The full article from the Seattle Times can be found here

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