Rats and dirty alleys go together. Garbage in alleys, open dumpsters, and open garbage cans increase the rat population. The City will bait both your alley and your backyard, if you request.
Call our office to report garbage-filled alleys. We will issue sanitation violations to the property owners. You can file a sanitation violation yourself using Chicago311.
- If you have a dog, pick up the waste. Put it inside the garbage can as well, so the rats can't feed off of it.
- Distributing cat food for feral cats will also increase the rat population.