The rankings make Baltimore’s rat problems plain, but that isn’t stopping the city from adding to its ranks of tools for stopping the rodents. New trash cans were supposed to be the best solution this side of Rat Stat to winning the battle against rats. But it seems the rodents are still nibbling their way into our lives.
Looking into the effectiveness of the new trashcans one year after they were rolled out in alleyways around the city, Fox Baltimore talked to a Fells Point resident who is still finding holes in the new cans. On balance, the residents interviewed by the station seem to believe that the trashcans are helping, if incrementally.
But the reinforcements seem to be helping in other areas. Morale seems to be high. If anything, the trashcans seem to have ushered in a new approach. One resident interviewed sounded ready, saying, “You just have to face them head on now.”
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