RRHA taking steps to solve rodent problems

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RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — After residents raised concerns, the Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority announced that in the upcoming months it will work on addressing rodents in the city’s six housing courts.

RRHA said in a release, they take their responsibility of providing safe, decent, and sanitary housing very seriously.

The housing authority said they will find solutions to control and prevent rodents through sanitation, exclusion, traps and pesticides.

“RRHA Staff are taking additional measures to ensure that rodents are not breeding within the fields near RRHA properties,” CEO of RRHA Damon Duncan said.

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These approaches will be made in accordance with HUD’s Integrated Pest Management (IPM), an environmentally sound, economical and effective means for pest control.

“RRHA has anticipated this season of rodents and have employed a very capable contractor with proven methods of addressing these issues,” Duncan said.

Residents are encouraged to call the RRHA and report all problems with or related to pest control at 804-780-8700.

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