St. Clair Shores steps up rodent cont...

St. Clair Shores steps up rodent control efforts

There are 150 comments on the Detroit Free Press story from May 1, 2007, titled St. Clair Shores steps up rodent control efforts. In it, Detroit Free Press reports that:

“These little animals aren't doing a doggone thing to any neighbors. They're supposed to coexist with us.”

St. Clair Shores is putting out bait boxes aimed at killing rodents, after receiving complaints about a possible problem. via Detroit Free Press

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#1 May 20, 2007
The city of St.Clair Shores is truley a joke l lived here for 5 years and ive been taxed up the rear for nautical themed light high water bills and now rat traps i can barely afford the taxes and now this bull. They have now decided to bring a landscaping company called Landscaping Services,Inc. to take care of the rat problem.Charging people for rat poison at twice the rate its a dam shame and no one has the balls to say anything,a family can barely get by these days with the way the MI economy is going but lets waste our hard earned money on this bull.Shame on this mayor.Also i wonder how this landscaping company came in the mix i wonder who in city hall there related tooo.
Mel

Grosse Pointe, MI

#2 Jul 20, 2007
I can tell you that the problem was huge and
so is the problem of people just getting out and doing the necessary sweat it takes to keep a clean yard. I can't beleive the guy down the street. Says he's got rats. Oh Boy Mc Coy no joke.... Gee it might have something to do with all that crap you got piled in your backyard. No wonder the City has to take action with losers like that dragging down others property values.
Jim

Monroe, LA

#3 Jul 25, 2007
Always seems to coincide with building demolition and/or major construction. My parents area had a rat invasion when the old printing place at Ridgeway and Harper was gutted and renovated. Later, a house behind them had a fire, then when it was demolished, another wave of rats. My aunt and uncle live up by 12 & harper, and when they tore down Barton House, they had a rat problem. Most recently, when they took down Richard's Automotive, I saw rats scurrying around for days afterward.

Coincidence?
David J Rubello

Grand Rapids, MI

#4 Jul 26, 2007
visit my website www.daverubello.com

David Rubello for SCS City Council
Mel

Grosse Pointe, MI

#5 Jul 26, 2007
David J Rubello wrote:
visit my website www.daverubello.com
David Rubello for SCS City Council
Come on Dave, If you have nothing other to say than you want to be on Council then post is some where else.
Mel

Grosse Pointe, MI

#6 Jul 26, 2007
Jim wrote:
Always seems to coincide with building demolition and/or major construction. My parents area had a rat invasion when the old printing place at Ridgeway and Harper was gutted and renovated. Later, a house behind them had a fire, then when it was demolished, another wave of rats. My aunt and uncle live up by 12 & harper, and when they tore down Barton House, they had a rat problem. Most recently, when they took down Richard's Automotive, I saw rats scurrying around for days afterward.
Coincidence?
No Coincedence here Jim,
As buildings come down these critters are always looking for a new food source and shelter. I can tell by the looks of some homeowners properties that they will have no problem sustaining a healthy lifestyle. My Question is: What part of the equasion in the infestation process do some of these homeowners have to understand. If a resident provides a food souce and a home by their lack of due dillignence, then I would have to assume they are just plain lazy and need to be dealt with by code enforcement. At the rate these critters multiply we can't afford to lay back on this one.
Jim

Monroe, LA

#7 Jul 26, 2007
David J Rubello wrote:
visit my website www.daverubello.com
David Rubello for SCS City Council
Why? Are you a rat?
Mel

Grosse Pointe, MI

#8 Aug 2, 2007
what wrote:
The city of St.Clair Shores is truley a joke l lived here for 5 years and ive been taxed up the rear for nautical themed light high water bills and now rat traps i can barely afford the taxes and now this bull. They have now decided to bring a landscaping company called Landscaping Services,Inc. to take care of the rat problem.Charging people for rat poison at twice the rate its a dam shame and no one has the balls to say anything,a family can barely get by these days with the way the MI economy is going but lets waste our hard earned money on this bull.Shame on this mayor.Also i wonder how this landscaping company came in the mix i wonder who in city hall there related tooo.
I don't think LSI is related to anybody on the city payroll. I do think its about time we get some hard data etablished on where the critters are making a burrow and if it happens to be your place or your neighbors so be it. Living here in SCS (and I agree on the high charge for water - but lets not confuse that with the rodent issue) whether renting or owning a home does not waive your common responsibilty to maintain a property. I hope this is not the case for you. I would like to see some bidding on this service and get the costs for things like bait in line so it does not add a strain to the budget of our residents. I listen and I here you there.... I hope for all our sake the Mayor and Council have their ears on too.
Jim

Monroe, LA

#9 Aug 12, 2007
I think my point was more that pest control efforts should be required before anyone demolishes or renovates a vacant structure. Reduce or eliminate the rats before you send them skittering away.
Mel

Grosse Pointe, MI

#10 Aug 14, 2007
Jim wrote:
I think my point was more that pest control efforts should be required before anyone demolishes or renovates a vacant structure. Reduce or eliminate the rats before you send them skittering away.
Iv'e learned that "now" before you can take down a building you must bait the area of demolition. The City was in a learning curve for awhile. I see they got the message from the residents probably like yourself. Besides commercial property, residential structures slated for demo need to see pre- baiting as well. Thanks to all who care to make the right decisions to get this thing put to rest.
EMO5323

Columbus, OH

#11 Aug 14, 2007
I thought that people were supposed to keep their garbage in the back yard preferably in the garage. On my street many people (including those with kids still in diapers) keep their garbage right next to the side door not even in closed containers. Then you see their garbage laying all over the ground as critters get into it. I have seen code enforcement on my street but still see the garbage being kept by the side door.(I have never called them) If people would just take some simple precautions then maybe we could help, if just a little, with keeping the rodent population down!
Unhappy SCS homeowner

Detroit, MI

#12 Aug 15, 2007
What "Code Enforcement"? St. Clair Shores has the worst code enforcement of all the cities in this part of the state. Anybody thats purchases a home in this city had better be warned in advance that there on their own when it comes to the city of St. Clair Shores helping you out with problem homeowners.
Mel

Grosse Pointe, MI

#13 Aug 16, 2007
Unhappy SCS homeowner wrote:
What "Code Enforcement"? St. Clair Shores has the worst code enforcement of all the cities in this part of the state. Anybody thats purchases a home in this city had better be warned in advance that there on their own when it comes to the city of St. Clair Shores helping you out with problem homeowners.
In reference to what? Can you elaborate on your experience please?
Unhappy SCS homeowner

Detroit, MI

#14 Aug 16, 2007
After five years of complaining about a severly unkept home of my neighbors almost nothing has been done to this homeowner. Weeds a foot high, inground swimming pool filled with green water coming out of the ground, etc. Photographs can be provided upon request to prove my point.
Mel

Grosse Pointe, MI

#15 Aug 16, 2007
There is a meeting of the Spec board this evening at city hall at 7:OO pm. Bring what you have to present to the conference room for public comment.
Unhappy SCS homeowner

Detroit, MI

#16 Aug 17, 2007
Mel,

What does the "Spec Board" do? Is that something like the Blight Committee?
gossamer

Roseville, MI

#17 Aug 17, 2007
Not to worry. As the city takes on a multicultural effect you will notice these changes.

More rats, pegions, yards not kept up, loud music, etc. Get use to it.
Unhappy SCS homeowner

Detroit, MI

#18 Aug 17, 2007
Gee, kind of thought we pay taxes so those types of things are kept under control. Oh, by the way, you forget to mention drug dealing.
gossamer

Roseville, MI

#19 Aug 18, 2007
That fell under etc.

Taxes cannot control a persons behavior.
Unhappy SCS homeowner

Detroit, MI

#20 Aug 18, 2007
Yes but enforcing laws and ordanances can.

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