Some residents have reported sightings of rats in their neighborhoods this summer. This is due in part to the large amount of rain we have experienced. Other factors can include feeding wildlife, keeping brush piles, and not removing dog droppings on a daily basis. If you see a rat in your yard or neighborhood, please contact the Building Department at 440-516-3000 to report it. More information about this issue is available in literature provided by the Lake County General Health District: Rats - A Homeowner's Guide, Preventing Rodent Problems - Lake County General Health District, and Rat-Proofing Checklist For Residential Areas - Lake Co General Health District.