You are exaggerating. Washington DC has a rat problem that they’re addressing and attacking. I have never once in my life heard of any of the rodent or flea borne diseases Dr. Drew mentioned being a problem there. Matter of fact, I’ve never even heard of anyone in DC contracting any of those illnesses. You never see trash piled up in the streets unless it’s trash day or it’s snowed enough that trash trucks can’t get through. While I don’t agree with everything the DC government does, they are able to maintain the city well enough that the worst parts of the city are not even remotely close to what LA is dealing with now.