Thursday, March 15, 2007

Meiners Oaks Rat Pack

By Misty Volaski
Got rats? That’s your problem.
“In general, if people have a rat infestation — which is becoming a problem in lots of places with this dry weather — it is the private property owners’ responsibility” to remove them, said County Supervisor Steve Bennett.
That doesn’t sit too well with several Meiners Oaks residents.
A little over a month ago, after months of complaints from neighbors, an El Conejo Drive family was found to be in violation of several county codes. They were ordered to clean up their property and get rid of the hundreds of rats living in their junk-filled yard. Humane Society officers took some 200 rats off the property that day, but untold numbers of the nocturnal rodents still remained.
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