Council members making a push for rat birth control

If this plan goes into effect, the city will put rat contraceptives in food pellets. The pellets will be placed in specific areas that will be monitored monthly for six months.

Lindsay Tanney and

News 12 Staff

May 1, 2024, 10:06 PM

Updated 20 days ago

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City Council members are trying to pass a bill to give rats birth control. This is the latest efforts to curb the growing rat population in the city.
"Exile the rats. They got to go. It's disgusting," says Denise Banegas. She says she supports any efforts to get rid of the rats.
Others tell News 12 they don't understand the initiative. They say rat poison is the answer.
If this plan goes into effect, the city will put rat contraceptives in food pellets. The pellets will be placed in specific areas that will be monitored monthly for six months. Then, the city can take further action based on the results.
City Council still needs to pass this bill in order for the plan to begin.


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