PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Philadelphia Health Department tells Eyewitness News the city set out more bait boxes in a Northeast Philadelphia neighborhood again on Tuesday. It’s an attempt to put an end to the rats running rampant in the city’s Lawncrest section.
Officials say residents also have reported seeing an improvement.READ MORE: PPA Adding Patrols To Monitor Illegally Parked Cars In Bike Lanes Amid Growing Number Of Bicyclists Killed In PhillyDirt Bike Rider Wanted In Hit-And-Run That Left Teenager Dead, Philadelphia Police Say
The rodents were spotted in large numbers on Howland Street last week.
The city responded over the weekend with bait boxes.MORE NEWS: Philadelphia International Airport Offers Passengers Tips As It Gears Up For Busiest Season In 3 Years
Officials also say they are planning a complete inspection of the area on Wednesday.