Boston City Council Discusses Rat Problem


BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — For those who believe they may have noticed an uptick in the number of rodents int he Boston area: you are not alone.

The surge in rats in the city has become a problem. The Boston City Council held a virtual hearing Tuesday about the issue.

Leo Boucher from Environmental Services found two reasons: it's breeding season and restaurants were closed due to the pandemic.

"We've eliminated all the commercial trash that they were accustomed to eating," Boucher said.

Although the rats are considered aggressive, the good news is that "they're more aggressive towards each other, not more aggressive towards humans, because they're fighting for that same piece of food," Boucher said.

WBZ NewsRadio's Matt Shearer reports:

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