More Crews, Garbage Bins To Help Tackle Chicago's Rat ProblemMayor Emanuel says the city is greatly stepping up its war on rodents in Chicago, but officials draw the line at employing cats.
Chicago Ranks At The Top Of The 'Rattiest Cities' ListFor the third consecutive year, Chicago ranks at the "rattiest city" on Orkin's 'Top 50 Rattiest Cities' list.
City To Resume Using Dry Ice To Kill Rats; Try Rodent Birth ControlChicago is adapting its rodent control strategy to include a method some call more humane and perhaps more effective.
2 Investigators: Lyons Man Forced To Become Rat TrapperJoe Melone of Lyons has been using heavy-duty cage traps and pizza to snare the well-fed, destructive rats. CBS 2's Dave Savini reports.
Chicago Ranked 'Rattiest' City By Pest Control CompanyThe No. 1 ranking is based on the number of rodent control treatments Orkin has performed -- both residential and commercial. WBBM's Steve Miller reports.
City Controlling Rat Problem With Dry IceDry ice will be dumped right in the burrows, where it warms into a gas and suffocates the rats inside.
City Testing New Weapon In War On Rats: Dry IceRodent removal crews drop chunks of it into rat burrows and then seal the holes. Experts say this method is more humane and cheaper than poison.
Rats 'The Size Of Possums' Swarm Old Town Apartment ComplexResidents of a public housing complex in the Old Town neighborhood said the facility has been overrun by huge rats, which have become an even greater nuisance due to ongoing renovations.
Feral Cats Put To Work To Keep Rats Away Got rats? Meet the exterminators. Hundreds of cats are being hired and put to work at local homes and businesses.
Orkin Names Chicago 'Rattiest City In America' Chicago is the rattiest city in America, according to pest control company Orkin. The company released a top 20 list with Los Angeles, Washington D.C. and New York City trailing Chicago.
City Expanding Computer Technology To Get Rid Of RatsRat poison might still be the best way to get rid of scurrying vermin, but knowing where to place the bait is a big challenge, one city officials believe can be solved with a 21st century approach: computerized data analysis.
Vet Warns Dog Owners About Spread Of Bacteria From Standing WaterA prominent veterinary clinic has suggested dog owners keep a close eye on their pets, and get them vaccinated against a weather-related disease that’s moving into Chicago.