Why do I have rats? Why is the city not doing anything? That is quite often the top two questions when a community, neighborhood, development, association, etc. is besieged by rats. I was called out to consult on a rat issue and offer my expert advice. The attached picture tells the story.
What rat would not want to live on this street? What you don’t see in this picture is the empty lot right around the corner of the building and in the lot is tons of wood scraps and debris, that is where the burrows are. They live in the lot and enjoy the spilled garbage buffet. Rats like humans want food, water, and shelter. In a 50yd stretch the rats have all this. The solution? Clean up the lot, clean up the trash and improve trash procedures, hire EHS to eradicate the existing rats.
General Manager - Staff Entomologist