Green Bay committee discusses city rat problem

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) -- City leaders in Green Bay met to discuss how to handle a rat problem that's affecting a large portion of the city.

It's a story Action 2 News has been following for weeks after rats were first reported in a neighborhood near Lambeau Field, then in the Fisk park neighborhood.

On Monday, the Protection and Welfare Committee discussed developing a plan of action to address the growing issue.

Some talked about being more pro-active, instead of waiting for neighbor complaints.

Others brought up the idea of allocating some city money to hire an exterminator in highly populated areas, which is something the city did back in 2010.

In the meantime, they will continue educate the public.

"We're going to put this on hold for a month and see what happens in that time with what we do if there are some things we can tweek or somethings we can do," said Alderman Randy Scannell.

The city has started an informational campaign to tell people the best ways to prevent rats.