Two weeks ago, we had a flareup of rodent activity near the compactor at H Building when we hardened our waste disposal arrangements.

We implemented aggressive pest control measures and the critters are now far less evident.

Around December 9, give or take, we will dial back on the aggressive baiting and poisoning and return to the softer regime that we and nearby businesses have used for years.

Simultaneously, our pest control company will apply treatments with a carbon monoxide generator into the burrows. It is designed to humanely suffocate any remaining underground population. Importantly, it won’t create carcasses that are poisonous for birds or dogs to eat.

As we understand it, this is the first time that carbon monoxide injection will be used in Atlanta. We asked about similar methods near the start of the outbreak, but it took time for our control company (bugbusters.com) to get it approved and bring it to Atlanta. Kudos to them.

Be careful with your pets for a little while longer, but we are hopeful that this episode will be fully in the rear view mirror by the holidays.

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