California Tightens Rules On Use Of Highly Potent Rat Poisons Blamed For Killing WildlifeGov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday signed a bill widely restricting the use of certain highly potent rat poisons that are blamed for killing mountain lions, birds and endangered wildlife.
Case Of Plague Confirmed In South Lake Tahoe; 1st In 5 YearsHealth officials have confirmed a case of plague at South Lake Tahoe — the first in California in five years.
California Steps Up Multimillion-Dollar Battle to Eradicate Nutria from State WetlandsThe Department of Fish and Wildlife was recently awarded $10 million to wipe out the large, invasive rodents and that effort is now well underway.
Mountain Lion Found On Malibu Trail Died From Rat PoisonA well-known mountain lion found on a Malibu trail apparently died from rat poison.
East Bay Neighborhoods Facing Pricey Pest Problems As Winter Weather Heads Our WaySome East Bay neighborhoods are facing a growing problem with rats, and with a potentially powerful El Nino weather system headed our way this winter, the problem could get worse, and expensive for residents trying to eradicate them.
Plague Found In Dead Squirrels At Yosemite CampgroundTwo dead squirrels at a campground in Yosemite National Park were found to have been killed by plague, leading park officials to close it for treatment.
Drought, Hot Weather Causing Rodent Infestations In East Bay HomesBusiness is booming for pest eradication companies as the drought and the hot weather hitting the Bay Area has forced rats to come out of the woodwork in search of water.
Mouse Infestation Shuts Down SF Chinatown Bakery and WalgreensAn infestation of mice forced a bakery and a Walgreens store in Chinatown to shut down on Friday, said officials with the San Francisco Department of Public Health.
Bay Area Landlord Accused Of Not Providing Heat, Ignoring MiceViviann Green was feeling grateful to get a small apartment for $2,300 a month. But right away she started noticing the problems, such as no heat and no hot water. But the worst problem was mice.
BART Station Inspection Reports Find 'Rats, Rats, Rats'A San Francisco Weekly review of Bay Area Rapid Transit station agent maintenance reports reveals a persistent rat problem as some stations.