Another Niagara municipality debates a pesky problem

St. Catharines city council sounding the alarm about an increasing rodent problem.

Several councillors saying they have been receiving calls from concerned residents who despite laying bait and setting traps can't seem to get rid of the rats invading their properties.

Tonight, Niagara Falls council will vote on a proposal to offer residents who hire an exterminator to lay bait in their yards a rebate.

St. Catharines councillors voting to send the issue back to staff for further study to come up with an action plan to deal with the influx of the rodents