Westridge rat problem raises homeowner alarm

Residents object to use of rodenticide in posh Calabasas community

WARNING—Calabasas resident Helena Kriel protests the use of rodenticides in the Westridge neighborhood. She said her dog once ingested rat poison and had to be saved at an animal hospital. MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers

Many people view the rat as a sign of filth, disease and death. But the easy solution to getting rid of the rodent—rat poison—poses its own set of problems.

Concerns about the use of rat poisons in public have been building in recent years.

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