Fire Marshal David Cope of the city of Laurel has received several complaints from residents regarding rodents and wildlife that are rummaging through the curb side and dumpster trash. The fire marshal has advised residents to take the necessary precautions when disposing of their trash and other recyclables.
Generally, there is an increase in pests during the spring and summer months and it is not surprising to find rats and raccoons knocking trashcans and digging garbage from dumpsters. Although the city does not track all the complaints received, Cope said the numbers have remained steady over the past 3 or 4 years.
At least 85% of the complaints come from people who make noise when they go out to the trashcans. Because of the noise created, the rats run out in fear of their lives. The residents complain but sometimes, it is their fault because they do not dispose of their trash properly. Garbageis easily accessible because they don’t keep the lid on the trashcans.
Cope said that they are trying to spread word to everyone that they should always keep the trashcan lids on and should not over pack the trashcan making it fall on the ground. When responding to the complaints, an employee from the Office of the Fire Marshal and Permit Services and the police department’s animal control officer only have 24 hours to respond and find out what attracted the animal. Most of the calls come from businesses, restaurants and apartment complexes where trash is discarded around the dumpsters.
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