Ward One Rat Summit this Saturday in Columbia Heights

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From Council Member Jim Graham:

“I want to address a host of complaints I hear from neighbors of the increased activity of rats in Ward One. From Columbia Heights to U St. to Adams Morgan to Mt. Pleasant, the reports I receive span residential areas, commercial areas and especially where commercial establishments and homes are in close proximity. Doubtless all of the construction that is occurring throughout the Ward is unsettling rat burrows. The problem is acerbated by littering that provides a source of food to rodents. Clearly the warm winter last year did not help.

But this is not a problem that we can leave to Mother Nature alone. We need knowledge, city resources and working together to get in front of this increasing infestation. So please join us,

CM Jim Graham and the District Department of Health Invite You To


Saturday, November 9 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Columbia Heights Community Center
1480 Girard St., NW

This program will feature,

Dr. Robert Corrigan, published author on the subject of rodent control
William Howland, Director, District Department of Public Works
Nicholas Majett, Director, District Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs
Gerard Brown, Program Manager, Department of Health”

8 Comment

  • “Dr. Robert Corrigan, published author on the subject of rodent control”
    I can’t think of a worse job. The first-person research must be terrifying.

  • Dear Jim Graham: Acerbated and Exacerbated are not the same thing. I plan to bring this, and other vocabulary matters, up at the meeting.

  • Jim Graham is perhaps the biggest rat of all.

  • Planning to attend this!

  • I lived through my own rat infestation hell of a landlord-tenant dispute in Ward 1 years ago. And my own mother did rat research at the Urban Institute, to boot. This meeting should be retitled, “Welcome to City Living, Gentrifier!” because there is nothing more than strategic communication efforts like this that the city can really do. Plus the smells of dead poisoned rats is worse than the live ones.

  • I don’t want no volunteers; I don’t want no mates. There’s too many captains on this island. Ten thousand dollars for me by myself. For that you get the head, the tail, the whole damn thing……..

  • All rats live in the green area at 16th and Park Rd.

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