Rats Are a Growing Problem in Washington D.C.

The nation's capital is facing a spiraling rat infestation, fueled by mild winters and a human population boom.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Andre Pittman and Gregory Cornes are on a mission to rid Washington of opportunistic vermin. But their target isn't corrupt officials or shady political fixers; it's Rattus Norvegicus, the common Norway Rat. The nation's capital is facing a spiraling rat infestation, fueled by mild winters and a human population boom. Washington's government is struggling to keep pace, with the pest control department fielding a record number of calls. On one recent day,… Read at AP News

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