No Money For Columbus Rat-Control Program
Without money to bring back its rat-control program, Columbus Public Health officials plan to map complaints to determine problem areas and spread fliers educating residents about dealing with the rodents.
The city's service line has received over 200 rat complaints involving rental properties this year, almost reaching the total for last year. In August, Columbus also started logging complaints from non-rental properties, with more than a dozen received so far. Some people hope Columbus Public Health resurrects a rat-control pilot program conducted a few years ago, but the proposed 2014 budget does not include money for the program.