Guest Host: Dan Reed

Complaints about rats hit an all-time high in the District this year, and in some neighborhoods, calls to the city have increased by more than 400 percent.

Among the culprits: A growing population of people, a corresponding increase in the number of restaurants, mild winters and poor sanitation habits. As the city steps up its rodent control efforts, scientists advise that controlling human behavior is key to the solution.

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  • Gerard Brown Program Manager, Rodent and Vector Control, D.C. Department of Health; @_DCHealth
  • Bruce Colvin Ecologist and National Consultant on Rodent Control

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