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Signs Compare Homeless To Rodents, Call For ‘Help To Eliminate’ Problem

Signs on the North Side appear to be targeting the homeless, comparing them with rodents who need to be eradicated.

04/22/2015

A city worker sets rat bait in an alley in the Little Village neighborhood to help control rodent problems. (Credit: Steve Miller)

City Touts Increase In Rat Baiting Efforts

City officials said they’re winning the war on rodents by laying more rat traps to keep them in check.

07/02/2013

A squalid home in Berwyn – where a 14-year-old boy died and hundreds of animals were living in filthy cages – is set to be torn down, but first officials are spraying, baiting and spreading poison to minimize the chances of a stampede of vermin from inside the home once demolition begins. (Credit: CBS)

Neighbors Worry About Vermin Stampede When Berwyn Home Is Torn Down

A Berwyn home where a child died and hundreds of animals were confiscated is due to be torn down. But CBS 2 cameras caught countless rodents roaming the property and some neighbors worry that tearing the place down could send the vermin scurrying closer to them.

CBS 2–09/27/2011