Power shut at rat-infested Ore. home
8/6/2008, 8:55 p.m. PDT The Associated Press
SUTHERLIN, Ore. (AP) — Douglas County officials ordered the power shut off at a rat-infested Sutherlin home.
Aaron Yuma of the Building Department inspected the property last week and deemed the home's electrical wiring unsafe because of the damage caused by gnawing rats.
Yuma says the place has hundreds of holes through the interior and exterior walls, and the rats destroyed most of the water distribution lines and electrical wiring.
The council declared the property a nuisance in March and subsequently hired a pest-removal company that trapped about 800 rats in two months. An exterminator from Portland was then called in to place bait boxes in the home.
Code enforcement officer John Hebard says the residents are still living in the house and likely want to stay.
Thursday, August 7, 2008
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