Posts Tagged ‘Rats’

District Ranks Among Worst (Best?) U.S. Cities for Roaches and Rats


Reminder: The Logan Circle Rat Summit Is Tonight

Tonight's the night. The Advisory Neighborhood Commission presiding over the Logan Circle neighborhood is hosting its "Rodent & Sanitation Education, Training and Awareness Summit" tonight.
D.C.'s rat problem—long a visible and persistent issue across the city—seems to have only gotten worse along 14th Street NW recently thanks to the proliferation of new restaurants, according to the summit's organizers.
The gathering [...]

14th Street Plans Rat Summit

Home to Le Diplomate and oyster bars, the 14th Street corridor also plays host to rats that lurk in back alleys, snatching the leftovers from open dumpsters at your favorite restaurants.
Rodent problems aren't new to D.C., nor are they particularly unique to Logan Circle, but as the number of restaurants in the neighborhood has exploded, [...]

Howard University Waging War on Dorm Roaches

Those roaches allegedly infesting a Howard University's Howard Plaza Towers dorm won't be around for much longer, if Howard has its way.
"Over the last three months, we have scaled up efforts including the fumigation of the entire Howard Plaza Towers Complex," writes university spokeswoman Kerry-Ann Hamilton in an email. Despite improvements, according to Hamilton, [...]

Lawyer: Roaches Raining Down On Howard Dorm

Update 9/19, 6:00 p.m.: University spokeswoman Dr. Kerry-Ann Hamilton writes in an email:
Over the last three months, we have scaled up efforts including the fumigation of the entire Howard Plaza Towers Complex. We have seen significant improvements; however, the Office of Residence Life and Physical Facilities Management will continue to work with the residents of [...]

Georgetown’s Mystery Rat Poisoner Might Kill Your Pets Too

There's someone in Georgetown who probably thinks they are doing the area a great service by dumping rat poison around town. False.
Now Georgetown pet owners will likely be in a frenzy protecting their pooches from inhaling the pellets during their evening strolls. Before we know it, all fuzzy creatures will be extinct in Georgetown if [...]

Morning Roundup: Rats Edition

Happy Friday, everyone! Happier than yesterday, anyway, because the taste of the Capitals defeat isn't fresh in our mouths. But there's still a heart-warming story to come out of Wednesday's loss: After the game, Caps forward Brooks Laich changed a tire for two fans he saw stuck on the Roosevelt Bridge. Nice to know not [...]

Want to Know How to Get Rid of Rats? Ask the Peeman.

Rats hanging out in cars and eating essential parts is a common enough problem in the District of Columbia. As City Desk previously chronicled, it happens in Adams Morgan. It happens at 15th and U. Kathryn Kailian, an esthetician who lives in Dupont Circle, had to take her car in six times for service because [...]

Hope and Change Can’t Keep Rats from Eating Cars on U Street

Some time ago, City Desk featured a story about Adams Morgan resident Sid Binks, who had a rat problem. The rats ate through his ignition wires and his new car wouldn't start.
Mr. Binks, you have company down at 15th and U. Sylvia Keys, a calligrapher who's lived in a condo there for 18 years, recently [...]