Aw, rats … Ottawa receives 1,536 rodent complaints over two years
Ottawa Citizen

By Jon Willing, Ottawa Citizen, July 24, 2017

Ruth McCrea has mistaken rats for squirrels scurrying up a Manitoba maple tree outside her home.

That’s how big the rodents can get in Centretown.McCrea, who lives with her husband and their two young children on Cooper Street, said the rat problem in her community peaked in the spring and summer this year before finally tapering off over the past two weeks. It’s been a job just to keep them away from getting into their home.

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