Rodent Abatement

Neighborhood. with kidsMichele Smith understands that rodent problems are more than an annoyance: they’re a public health problem.

And we all know that new construction brings increased rat issues. That’s why she sponsored an expanded rodent abatement ordinance to attack rodents at the source – during the demolition, excavation and initial phasing of construction projects.

Even better, the ordinance shifts the financial burden associated with rodent abatement onto private developers by requiring them to follow an abatement plan, including continuous baiting, or risk costly fines.

This new ordinance, which will take effect this spring, is the first expansion of rodent abatement responsibilities in years, and is another example of how Michele Smith vigorously attacks issues, coming up with new solutions to solve long-standing issues.