DC faces growing rat infestation problem due to trash increase from booming population (via WJLA)

The nation’s capital is facing a spiraling rat infestation. Fueled by mild winters and a human population boom, rats are sparking a record number of calls to Washington’s pest control department. The local government is struggling to keep pace while boosting the department’s funding and staffing. Experts say the real problem is the increase in trash produced by Washington’s growing population.

Source: WJLA