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 literally rats.
Orkin’s annual list is based on the number of new rodent treatments performed in metro areas over the past 12 months. In 2017, Washington ranked as the fifth-rattiest city in the nation.
The Washington Post determined Matt Kownacki lodged the most rat complaints after examining about 15,000 rodent-related calls over more than five years.
Though more than half of resident complaints did not turn up evidence of rat infestation, the city is about to devote even more resources to dealing with the problem, with new funding set to kick in this coming October.
Rats are a problem in D.C. and most major cities, but the District is unveiling its newest weapon in the war on rats: dry ice.
The good news is D.C. is a little lower on Orkin’s list this year than last. The bad news? That’s still pretty high. See how D.C. and nearby cities ranked rodent-wise.
According to District officials, the number of rodent-abatement requests increased last year by 65 percent — from 2,300 in 2015 to more than 3,500 in 2016.
A rat-free D. C.? Well, maybe not quite, but efforts to control the District’s rat population is getting a boost.
WASHINGTON — No need to be scared of these rats. These little guys save lives. In fact, some say they’re heroes. Through a program called HeroRATs, African Giant Pouched rats are being used to detect live mines…
There’s a bit of a trashy problem on the National Mall: Lots of trash seems to build up in and around cans Sunday mornings.
Washington, D.C. , is known for lots of things: monuments,
museums, cherry blossoms — and now rats.
Students and parents in Montgomery County are using public hearings this week to demand funding, pointing to shocking conditions inside a number of local schools.
\”There are rats scurrying around everywhere in the neighborhood,\” one 14th Street corridor resident said at a meeting discussing the rat problem in the neighborhood.
Over the years, the D.C. area has seen peace summits and nuclear
arms summits, but the summit planned in the District Thursday night might make you
wrinkle your nose.
Just how addictive are high-fat/high sugar foods? New research takes a closer look.
The three-part series "The making of Marion Barry" looks at how the future mayor got his start in the civil rights movement, how he became a power player in the city and his enduring legacy.