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Rats Are Livin' It Up Inside LA's City Hall

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It's a rat's life these days at Los Angeles' City Hall, where the four-legged furred foes are scurrying about a bit more than usual, according to the Daily News.Officials note that this isn't an increase in rat population, but rather their presence seems to be more felt because of weather and sanitation issues.

Workers leaving food scraps in the trash or leftovers out are unwittingly enticing the rodents to run rampant.

Other City Hall employees say they are seeing more rats following the recent heavy rains, and with the "reduction in maintenance staff" in the building. Some have brought in devices like "rat zappers," which are "electronic devices designed to trap and kill the rodent."

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