Tonawanda News —
Enclosable totes have been used since 2007, when each resident was asked to pay $50 apiece for the new receptacles.
A map provided by the county shows all of this year’s calls for rats have come from the more densely populated northeast corner of the county, including Buffalo, the Town of Tonawanda and City of Tonawanda.
People with rodent control concerns can call the Erie County Department of Health at 961-6800.
Of the total rodent-related service requests the county has fielded 2,456; 1,217 are requests currently being addressed; 918 are requests that have been completed; and 321 are pending requests awaiting permission slips and/or ready for a field visit, according to county officials.Contact city editor Neale Gulley at 693-1000, ext. 4114