CDC Warns About Rodents Amid Pandemic

CDC WARNS THAT RODENTS ISSUE MAY BE EXACERBATED AMID LOCKDOWNS

New York, NY (WPIX) – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning that aggressive mice and rats could be a problem due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The agency says community-wide restaurant closures of are leading to a decrease in food available to rodents. Which is what they primarily rely on.

And some areas “have reported an increase in rodent activity as rodents search for new sources of food.”

It is not uncommon for the rodent population to decline and swell during natural disasters.

The CDC says during these times it is important to continue to practice safe rodent-control like: Removing food sources, water and shelter for rodents.

Other practices include getting rid of garbage frequently and thoroughly cleaning areas with signs of rodent activity.

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