The County Legislature approved funding the rodent control program, advocated by County Executive Poloncarz and Legislature Democrats, in the 2012 budget, after the previous administration had eliminated it.
“This shows that we recognized and fought for what the people want, and addressed a quality of life and health issue,” Legislator Marinelli said. “The County Legislature was trying to keep this service, which is truly a regional service. We heard about this from our constituents, and the 3rd District in Buffalo and Tonawanda, which I represent, has been hit hard by rodent concerns, and I believe we need to address this issue before it worsens and spreads.”
Legislator Marinelli added. “We must do everything to prevent the occurrence or spread of rodents in Buffalo, Tonawanda and the rest of Erie County, and if rodents are present, to address their reduction and control,” Legislator Marinelli added. “The Erie County Department of Health will be staffed with qualified professionals who will help reduce this problem. The County Legislature Democratic Majority and County Executive Poloncarz worked together on rodent control, and we look forward to continued cooperation with his administration.”
The return of the rodent control program tookeffect Thursday, March 15, and people with rodent control concerns can call the Erie County Department of Health at 961-6800.