Clean Up Begins At Rat-Infested House

An extermination company is now at a Lexington home getting the cleaning process underway.

The home, on Glen Abbey Circle, has been condemned by Lexington health officials because of a rat infestation.

The Fayette County Health Department and Andover Hills neighbors met Thursday night to discuss a plan to clean up the home.

Department officials unveiled a four part method to getting rid of the pests and clearing out the trash. The plan is to kill the rats, keep surviving ones from relocating, clean up the house, and make it livable again.

Officials did not set a date for when the process would be completed, but hope to have it finished by early 2008.


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  • by Fred Location: Lexington on Nov 21, 2007 at 01:45 PM
    By the way, Judy, are you actually naive enough to believe that rats have infested the governor's mansion for only the last four years? Try the last 40?
  • by Fred Location: Lexington on Nov 21, 2007 at 08:16 AM
    Rufus...its Karst, not sarst..named after a region in Germany...by the way, I'm not nitpicking or trying to correct you, so please do not take offense. In addition to rats, groundhogs and other little burrowing creatures love Karst too! Easy to dig...
  • by Joey Location: KY on Nov 21, 2007 at 07:18 AM
    I'm sorry judy in hazard, did I say rats? I meant to say crooks. Thirty years of keeping this state at the bottom of the barrel could not be fixed in four years. Good luck to Beshear; hope he doesn't have an Attorney General witch hunting his butt!
  • by Anonymous Location: lexington on Nov 21, 2007 at 06:08 AM
    Judy, 4 years ago we sent in an exterminator but we quickly foumd that we had drastically underestimated the extent of infestation ( not just the gov.'s mansion, but also the attorney general's office, etc.) and the rats ate him up. We haven't retreated, we've just gone back to the shop for a bigger hammer. I do think that the family in this case should get a bit of a break from the coverage, but follow up stories are needed to monitor the progress of the cleanup.
  • by judy Location: hazard on Nov 20, 2007 at 11:55 PM
    To Joey, the Governor's Mansion has been infested with some of the biggest rats in history for the past 4 years. The people of KY decided on election day that it was time to get rid of them, so the exterminator will start his work on Jan. 1st.
  • by Sheila Location: Frankfort on Nov 20, 2007 at 11:27 AM
    Please let me know if you find my ex in there so I can get child support.
  • by Sammi Location: London on Nov 20, 2007 at 11:17 AM
    Anyone that wants to come over and clear out the roach infestation in Castlewood, feel free. This whole city is infested with roaches which can survive through anything. They can also get in the ears, noses and mouths of children, but hey they are just roaches, right. Keep the upper class up there and the lower class low. Wheres middle class?
  • by Slim Location: Ky on Nov 20, 2007 at 10:32 AM
    Buy some cats!!!!
  • by reggie Location: ky on Nov 20, 2007 at 08:19 AM
    enough with the rat story --- this is ridiculous - I feel sorry for the family that lived there they have had more publicity than murder, drug, and missing people stories
  • by Barbara Location: KY on Nov 20, 2007 at 05:14 AM
    If this happened in a neighborhood that wasn't "affluent" would officials meet to discuss what to do? Heck no, they just send in an exterminator and leave it at that. Because these are the snooty people with money, they have to make an attempt to appease them at any cost.
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