Post Tagged with: "rats"

WILL CROMARTY/ THE HOYA
Washington, D.C. authorities are exploring ways to control the city's growing rodent population, which has contributed to fires, chewed wires, contaminated food and destroyed packaging.

Undeterred by City Efforts, Rat Population Booms

Despite Washington, D.C.’s ongoing efforts to control its rat population, the number of resident complaints to the city are expected to continue to increase after reaching an all-time high in 2017. The D.C. rat population is rapidly growing because of a number of factors, including its increasing human population and[Read More…]

by August 31, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

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by March 21, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

Bowser Addresses Citizens’ Rodent Concerns in Dupont Rat Walk

Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) led a demonstration in Dupont Circle to address the concerns of Washington, D.C. residents surrounding the city’s growing rodent and vermin population Monday. The walk, which attracted about 100 participants, was one in a series of “results walks,” in which Bowser, local leaders and agency officials[Read More…]

by November 17, 2017 0 comments City News, News
STEPHANIE YUAN/THE HOYA
A video of a rat tumbling to the ground from a shelf at Wisemiller’s Grocery and Deli,  a sandwich and convenience shop popular with students  was posted to Snapchat Oct. 13 and was quickly shared amongst students. Reports of rodents have surged 65 percent this year around the District.

Uptick in Rodent Sightings Rattles Campus Amid Pest Control Efforts

Complaints of rodents to Washington, D.C.’s 311 city services helpline saw a 65 percent surge during the 2016 fiscal year to 3,200 complaints filed by D.C. residents from 2,300 in 2015, as students report an increase in rodent sightings at Georgetown. Despite improvements in pest control in the central D.C.[Read More…]

by October 19, 2017 4 comments Campus News, City News, News, News - Top