The Niagara County Department of Health Environmental Division has been working over the past few weeks with the City of Niagara Falls, in cooperation with Covanta, to investigate a rodent issue in the neighborhood around Buffalo and Stephenson avenues in the city.
Environmental health personnel have gone door to door throughout the neighborhood to provide educational information on rodents and rodent control. The environmental health officers have also conducted selective investigative baiting on a limited basis.
Environmental Health Director James Devald said, "If you eliminate a rat's food, water and shelter, you will help eliminate the root of the rat problem."
"There are several issues that the public needs to be aware of that will assist in control of this problem," he said, and emphasized the following points and recommendations for actions the public can take:
How to eliminate a rat's source of food and water:
How to eliminate a rat's shelter and harborage:
"The Niagara County Department of Health Environmental Division and the city, in cooperation with Covanta, are continuing our investigation, and with the help of the neighborhood, we will address the control and elimination of rodents in this area together," Devald said.