3-14-12: Courtesy of WIVB. BUFFALO, NY (WIVB) – If you smell a rat in Erie County – there’s a number to call. Erie County Rodent Control is back. County Executive Mark Poloncarz reinstated the program on Wednesday. Its staff will include eight pest control workers. Funding for the program was eliminated in the 2011 county budget. “The question that I’m asked more often than not other than, ‘When are you signing a lease on the Buffalo Bills?’ is ‘When is the rodent control program getting back in place?’ Because the public is out there and they know it, and with the warm weather we’ve been having unfortunately, the rats are out there already,” said Poloncarz. The Department of Health will begin responding to rodent complaints starting Thursday. The number is 961-6800. You can also find out more about the program here. www.wivb.com

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