Boston Got Rats! Looking to Hire Rat Czar to Tackle Ongoing Rat Problem in the City
Okay, until yesterday I had no idea what a rat czar was. But one thing is for sure. Boston has a rat problem.
It’s been an ongoing issue for years, and it’s only getting worse. It’s getting so bad now, that City Councilor Ed Flynn is looking to create a “rat czar” position. The position would put one key person in charge to help combat the city’s rat problem.
Boston is consistently in the top of Orkin’s list of one of the rattiest cities in the country. If you live in and around Boston, you have definitely seen at least one rat in your lifetime. This is obviously not ideal and up until now, pest control is controlled by the Department of Public Works, inspectional services and the water and sewer commission. But Flynn thinks there needs to be one person in charge of just the rat population in the city, and he’s looking to get an ordinance passed that would do just that. A city council meeting took place at noon Wednesday to determine if this was possible.
Boston for sure has a major rat problem. Last year, according to Orkin, Boston was #13 on the list. Let’s take a look at the entire list and find out if your favorite city is on it.