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First COVID-19, then murder hornets,” and now HANGRY RATS!


The Centers for Disease Control says rats are becoming aggressive because many restaurants are closed due to the coronavirus. Rodents are wandering into residential neighborhoods in order to find food because restaurants are no longer putting out the same amount of food waste as they did before.

The CDC says, “Some jurisdictions have reported an increase in rodent activity as rodents search for new sources of food. Environmental health and rodent control programs may see an increase in service requests related to rodents and reports of unusual or aggressive rodent behavior.”

Rats are fighting with one another because, just like humans, they get irritable when they’re hungry.

2020, in more than one way, perhaps, is the year of the rat.