Neighbors concerned about rodent traps at downtown apartments | Environment
(WMC-TV) - Residents of the Claridge House and the Renaissance Apartments recently discovered that two rodent traps have been placed in the alleyway behind the buildings.
Each building has an entrance/exit in the alleyway and many of the residents use those access doors to take out their dogs.
Residents contacted Action News 5 saying there had not been a significant rodent presence around the buildings, some even saying they had never seen a critter in the alley. So why place the traps now? How will the traps affect foot traffic in the alley? Do they contain poison that could be dangerous to pets?
The apartment management responded saying that the traps have been placed ahead of the cold weather, to prevent any mice, rats, etc. from seeking refuge in the buildings when cold weather comes.
Management also told Action News 5 the traps contained no poison, so they shouldn't pose a threat to any pets. However, they did advise owners not to let their pets sniff around or try to play with the traps, because they are traps and there may be rodents within the traps.