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.

Guests

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

Topics + Tags

Comments

comments powered by Disqus
Most Recent Shows

The Politics Hour: July 10, 2020

Friday, Jul 10 2020Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld talks about the future of WMATA and what reopening will look like. And D.C. Councilmember Vincent Gray walks us through city budget and gives us an update on building a hospital east of the Anacostia River.

D.C. Police Reform, Past And Present

Wednesday, Jul 08 2020The D.C. Council's emergency police reform bans chokeholds and the use of pepper spray on peaceful protesters. But D.C. Auditor Kathy Patterson says these and other proposed measures are already on the books.