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: EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Center City Hit-And-Run Leaves Woman In Critical Condition, Police Say 'This Is What We Do In A Small Town': Mullica Hill Residents Continue Recovery Efforts Weeks After Tornado
The rodents were spotted in large numbers on Howland Street last week.
The city responded over the weekend with bait boxes.MORE NEWS: New Jersey Man Credits Keeping Mind Active As He Celebrates 105th Birthday
Officials also say they are planning a complete inspection of the area on Wednesday.