Los Angeles Rat Infestation Continues- Worries About Typhus Grow
The Los Angeles rat infestation that last year caused outbreaks of Typhus continues even after the city promised to clean it up. They cleaned it up after an interview with news media, but the trash pile is back and has been for seven months. The rats love it, and we’re not talking about the ones in Sacramento.
NBC stated that when the trash heap was reported to authorities, they were told it could take up to 90 days to get it cleaned up.
This is drone footage of the trash via NBC
Infectious disease specialist Dr. Jeffrey Klausner, of UCLA, said there’s no time to waste. Trash and food waste attracts rats,” said Klausner. “It does pose a public health risk.”
An out-of-control rat population can even lead to the spread of dangerous strains of salmonella and bubonic plague, he noted.
Other large U.S. cities, like New York and Washington DC, have teams devoted to aggressive rat control. In the nation’s capital, they’re experimenting with bait stations laced with a rat contraceptive.
But in Los Angeles, the I-Team learned there is no plan or program to control the growing rat population that feasts at trash piles like the one on Ceres Avenue.
“It’s something that we’ll look into,” said Pepe Garica, of Los Angeles’ bureau of sanitation.
From Rats in LA to Poop in SF
Let’s add this to the poop problem in San Francisco. Human feces also attract disease. Human poop can transmit:
“bacterial infections that can be transmitted include cholera and other infectious diarrhea (also called dysentery) such as E coli diarrhea, salmonella or shigella; viral infections that are transmitted fecally include rotavirus, norovirus (which causes food poisoning on cruise ships).” San Francisco has hired 5 people for “poop patrol” and paying them $184,000 per year due to the overwhelming presence of people poop in their city and public parks.
Lately there has been a brownout in the Bay Area… Since 2011, there have been at least 118,352 reported instances of human fecal matter on city streets. @ForbesOpinion https://t.co/4nzW2iNLvf pic.twitter.com/4itldSUafq— OpenTheBooks (@open_the_books) April 17, 2019
What once was beautiful is now a swirling cesspool of potential disease in two Calif cities. How did it get so bad? Ask the Democrat leadership.
Featured photo of rats- screenshot from NBC