SUTHERLIN, Ore. -- Police Chief
Tom Boggs informed the Sutherlin City Council this week that a
pest-removal company has trapped and removed 788 rats from an infested
An exterminator will be brought in to poison any
The council declared the property a nuisance in early
March and subsequently received permission from Douglas County to proceed
with the extermination efforts.
Jerry Wilson, owner of The Relocator pest-removal
company, will inspect the house in a few months make sure the rats have
Neighbors at this week's council meeting say the smell
has improved since March, but flies are a problem.
One neighbor, Mary Pirkey, told the council the house
needs to be burned down. But the chief told her the owner of the infested
house has rights, too.
The homeowner has declined to comment.
Source - KTVB.com