Kenmore Meets to Discuss Rats

September 21, 2010 Updated Sep 21, 2010 at 11:38 PM EDT

By WKBW News

September 21, 2010 Updated Sep 21, 2010 at 11:38 PM EDT

KENMORE, NY (WKBW) Residents of the Village of Kenmore met Tuesday evening to discuss the growing problem in their village; rats.

"They're everywhere. They're all over the place. They're in the village all over," Kenmore resident Sue Battaglia said.

Residents are not just inconvenienced by the rodents, but many worry about their own health and safety, and that of their pets. The Village Board took questions and comments from concerned residents, and passed a new law to fight the rats.

"This law is giving us the ability to combat the rodent problem," Kenmore Mayor Patrick Mang said.

The new law puts more restrictions on bird feeders, requiring a tray or some sort of mechanism to catch falling seed. One of the reasons that Kenmore has a rat problem is because of the availability of food for the rats, including falling birdseed.

The mayor said this law is one step in the right direction towards a solution to the rat problem, which can be reached if residents work together to rid the village of the rats.