Watch News Channel 8 on Great 38

CDC reports COVID-19 may lead to ‘unusual or aggressive’ rodent behavior


The CDC has issued a warning about "aggressive rodents" as a result of the closed restaurants due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The CDC is warning the coronavirus pandemic may lead to an increase of aggressive rodents.

According to the agency, the closures of restaurants and similar establishments means there’s less food for rats.

As a result, environmental health and rodent control programs may see an increase in service requests related to “unusual or aggressive” rodent behavior.

Experts say you should seal all access to homes and businesses, keep your garbage in a tightly sealed bin, and remove pet food from your yard.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Coronavirus Need-to-Know Info

More Coronavirus

Trending Stories

get the app

News App

Weather App

Don't Miss

More Don't Miss