Monday, February 11, 2013
Baltimore-area Patch readers speak their minds.
This past week, Patch readers took to the comment steams and Facebook to share their thoughts on rats, homicide victims and more. Here’s what your neighbors are saying: Dundalk Patch “Really? What areas do they see improvement in? I know for a fact that it's not West Inverness! We are still [overrun] with rats!! I have spent countless hours in my yard trying to make it look good, only to have it totally destroyed by the rats. It doesn't help that people around you don't care. There are people that won't buy the much needed trash cans, those with old junk cars in the yards and those that just don't clean up their yards at all! [And] the biggest offenders are these stupid rentals that the landlords aren't held responsible for! So,really? …
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Long-awaited program reaching southwest Baltimore County.
Sharp-eyed Arbutus Patch reader Chuck Morris, Jr., spotted signs posted on Elm Road on Tuesday that informed residents of impending rat eradication efforts. Riverview and portions of Arbutus have been targeted for rat eradication under a special program funded by Baltimore County. Originally planned to be in full swing by the summer, the program got off to a slow start, according to county officials. Let us know if you see activity in your neighborhood. Arbutus Patch intends to keep track of rat eradication efforts in this area.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Targeted for eradication efforts this summer, program may get to Riverview and Arbutus by the fall.
A project to eradicate rats in areas of the county with a high number of complaints is behind schedule and proceeding slowly, according to Lionel Van Dommelen, chief of the county Code Inspection and Enforcement Bureau. In March, officials announced a program of targeted rat eradication funded by $150,000 earmarked by the county council. The program began March 15, with a rat eradication contractor visiting problem neighborhoods around the county and completing the task by autumn, according to Van Dommelen. Now the timetable has been pushed back until at least December, he said. "It got off to a slow start," Van Dommelen said. "I have called in a second team of exterminators to help out." The entire community of Riverview has been targeted…