Patch is working on a followup to Baltimore County's report issued recently that states Code Enforcement officials are seeing great success with their rat eradication program, now dubbed "Rat Attack."
Residents voiced frustration with trying to reach and get consistent information from Code Enforcement employees; continuing problems with neighbors who don't properly store trash; and continuing problems with junked cars and other backyard debris that provide habitat for the rodents. Residents also complain about gardens and even cars being heavily damaged by the burrowing, gnawing creatures.
Based on the comments I have received so far, I have had a preliminary interview with Code Enforcement Chief Lionel van Dommelen, and plan to meet with him this week.
If you have additional feedback about the rat eradication program or specific problems you believe are contributing to your area's rat population, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I will take your specific concerns to van Dommelen, and use that information in a followup article.
When you send an email, include a phone number so you can be interviewed by phone.