Moncton began tracking calls about rodents on private properties in 2017 after numerous reports began coming in from different areas around the city.
Bylaw enforcement director Amanda MacNeil notes how rodents don’t discriminate which often surprises residents who call in.
“They’re very upset and concerned because their yard is very clean and very well maintained. So as our experts have educated us on, that it doesn’t necessarily mean a dirty yard or a dirty location,” she says.
Rodents are looking for three things to survive: a hidden place to nest, food and water.
MacNeil adds it’s important to keep that in mind when residents look around their properties for possible sightings.