The CDC’s latest warning: Hungry and aggressive rats

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A rodent walks around a device with poisonous bait on Bourbon Street in New Orleans, Monday, March 23, 2020. Complicating New Orleans’ fight against the new coronavirus spread, rats and mice are abandoning their hiding places in walls and rafters of shuttered businesses and venturing outside. On Bourbon Street, workers in protective clothing placed poisonous bait in storm drains and set out traps. “Unfortunately, what’s happening is, many of these rodents are looking for an alternative food source,” Claudia Riegel, the city’s pest control director, said Monday. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

With restaurants and businesses closed, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning that aggressive rats could become a problem due to the coronavirus pandemic. Robert Villamil, owner of Crow Pest Control, speaks with Rollye James about what you can do to help reduce rat activity near and around your property.

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