Rat control options
My neighbor that lives behind be is disabled. His backyard is over grown and has many holes that appear to harbor rats. The house appears very unkempt. This house is one house down and behind my house. My grandson was helping this neighbor mow his lawn. The grass in the back yard was shoulder high and my husband went over there to help my grandson use a weed eater. My husband could hear animals running through the grass and there was holes and tunnels everywhere. After that he would only let him mow the front yard because he feared there were rats in the back yard. About a month later I saw an adult rat running along the boulder retaining wall in my back yard. He disappeared into a hole in the wall. We reported this concern to the Polk county health department. He told my husband that rats don't tunnel in the ground. He declined to inspect the property. The situation has not changed and I am concerned about the rats. What other options do we have? Is there another agency we can contact?