Mon December 1, 2003
By Kelley Kreitz
wrni – Public works officials in Providence are trying a new approach to a major quality of life issue. They've modified their strategy to fighting the city's thriving rat population.
The rat population in residential neighborhoods has grown in recent years because of construction downtown. City efforts to control the population by making residents cover their trash cans and through extermination are not keeping up with the rodent's rapid reproduction rate.