Solving Ward 2’s Rat Problem

October 10, 2018

Residents in Ward 2 and the rest of the District are searching for a solution to the city’s ratproblem. According to the Washington Post, calls made to 311 “are soaring” and city officials are using every method available to rid

Georgetown Rats Beware: The Iceman Cometh

The newest way to kill rats and other burrowing pests was introduced by Gerard Brown of the Department of Health’s rodent control division at the Oct. 1 meeting of Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2E: dry ice.

Yes, dry ice — that

Rats: It Takes a Village

September 12, 2018

D.C. rats are back in the news. Last week, the Washington Post reported that in some D.C. neighborhoods (not Georgetown, but close), their numbers — or at least the number of sightings and complaints — appear to be doubling.


Downtowner DC June 6, 2018

June 6, 2018

Mayor Is Now Mommy
D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced late last month that she had adopted a baby girl. Bowser began her adoption journey at the end of 2017 and ended up advancing in the process faster than expected. The

Downtowner DC Dec. 20, 2017

December 20, 2017

‘Rat Warrior’ Testifies to Council
Capitol Hill resident Susan Sedgewick is out for blood — rat blood, that is. Known as the “Rat Warrior,” she has a clipboard with a page of rat information for every home in her area,

D.C. Rats Go National

September 28, 2017

Uh oh. Don’t know if this is good news or bad news, but our local rats have gone national. That is to say, news about D.C.’s — and Georgetown’s — rats has increasingly appeared in the national media.

In the …

Will Compactors Stymie Rat Banqueting?

September 11, 2017

Georgetown’s voracious rats should be worried. If neighborhood eateries take up the District’s offer of grants of up to $13,500 to purchase or lease commercial waste compactors, the rodents’ days of all-you-can-eat garbage-can buffets may be numbered.

The District extended …

Falafel Cited, No More Rat Banquets?

August 9, 2017

The Potomac Street rats that have acquired a taste for falafel may find that a lid has been put on their international banqueting. The new Falafel Inc takeout kitchen at 1210 Potomac St. NW was cited Aug. 4 for improper …

Potomac St. Rats: From Burritos to Falafel

August 3, 2017

They must be acquiring quite an international palate, those ravenous rats on Potomac Street. Now it seems they have moved on from Chipotle’s Tex-Mex cuisine to the new shop across the street called Falafel Inc, which cooks up its namesake …