Several Loch Raven-area neighborhoods will be the targets of Baltimore County's rat eradication sweeps this summer.
In an email, County Councilman David Marks said the sweeps by code enforcement will begin around late July.
"One of the most frequent complaints we receive is about the presence of rats, particularly in older neighborhoods," Marks said in the email. "Eliminating rats and other pests can improve public safety and our quality of life."
The targeted neighborhoods are: Ridgeleigh, Hillendale, Knettishall, Ridgely Oaks, and Loch Raven Village. In addition the program will target two Towson-area neighborhoods: Towson Manor Village and Towson Park.
Residents in affected neighborhoods will soon see signs with instructions on how to prepare for the sweeps, Marks said
In the email, Marks thanked Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz's staff and the departments of Code Enforcement and permits, approvals and inspections for attention to quality of life issues.