New Report Urges Governor to Declare Public Health Emergency

By John and Ken Staff

July 16, 2019

Reform California is dedicated to holding state and local government officials accountable, for the better of the people. Formed in 2003 by Carl DeMaio, the organization fights unfair taxes, mandates, and now the Los Angeles rat infestation.

California is being overrun by rodents – and without immediate emergency action by state and local government, we face significant economic costs and risk a public health crisis,” said Carl DeMaio, chairman of Reform California.

Their newest report highlights an alarming increase in the rodent population in California, as well as a spike in Typhus and other dangerous diseases due to the rats and dirty conditions.

Among the findings:

·    California is experiencing a massive spike in its rodent population that is both measured by available data sets and observed by field personnel.

·    Increase in California’s rodent population is not explained by environmental factors – but is directly related to the decision by some government officials to ban effective rodent control methods and a spike in the state’s homeless population.

·    Rodent infestations fueling an increase in reported cases of dangerous diseases such as Typhus – current rate of increase in cases raises concern regarding possible public health epidemic.

“Instead of acting to address this developing crisis, California state lawmakers are just days away from passing legislation (AB1788) to ban the best rodent control tools and methods available and would require use of less effective so-called green alternatives. It’s madness!,” DeMaio concluded.

Read the full report HERE.

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