Some county supervisors want to put more than 1,000 rat traps in the hands of residents in neighborhoods where there have been complaints. Supervisor Bernie Erickson said he hopes to distribute the traps to the Fort Howard, Fisk Park and Mather Heights neighborhoods.
County public health officer Anna Destree said the department is still considering how to spend the money. She said it's unknown if $10,000 will be enough to make an impact.
The county must also educate residents about how to make their homes rat-proof, Destree said. Residents should eliminate potential food sources, and seal cracks and small holes to reduce the chance of entry, she said.