Monday, June 16, 2008

788 Rats Removed From One Oregon House!

SUTHERLIN, Ore. (AP) - Police Chief Tom Boggs informed the Sutherlin City Council this week that a pest-removal company has trapped and removed 788 rats from an infested house. An exterminator will be brought in to poison any remaining rodents.The council declared the property a nuisance in early March and subsequently received permission from Douglas County to proceed with the extermination efforts.Jerry Wilson, owner of The Relocator pest-removal company, will inspect the house in a few months make sure the rats have not returned.Neighbors at this week's council meeting say the smell has improved since March, but flies are a problem.One neighbor, Mary Pirkey, told the council the house needs to be burned down. But the chief told her the owner of the infested house has rights, too.The homeowner has declined to comment.

Actual House above but picture of rats are from the famous Karni Mata rat temple in Deshnok, Rajasthan, India.


CJ said...

Why am I holding my feet up off the floor after reading this?

Lewis said...

What? Rats here in our beautiful Beaver State? How could they!

Mark in DE said...

I can not even BEGIN to tell you how disgusting this is to me. Just reading the story made me shiver.

Mark :-)