- Associated Press - Monday, February 2, 2015

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Pittsburgh police have hired a pest control company to set traps for rats that have infested one of the city’s zone stations.

Police spokeswoman Sonya Toler tells the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (https://bit.ly/1AiPVCs ) that a hole in an large outdoor trash container reportedly attracted the rodents.

Now, a pest control firm is baiting traps to catch the vermin.

Officer Howard McQuillan, president of the city’s police union, says he’s concerned about rat droppings making workers sick, and especially for those employees who don’t leave the Zone 5 police station to go on patrol.

McQuillan says, “There are people who work in that station who don’t leave, like the desk officer, the civilian clerks … not to mention all the officers who go in for roll call.”

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Information from: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, https://pghtrib.com


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