2010-11-18 / Local & State

Pa. Home Full Of Rats Demolished

NEW BRIGHTON, Pa. (AP) – A western Pennsylvania home that was overrun by rats after its owners suffered health and financial problems has been torn down.

The house in Pulaski Township, Beaver County, was demolished by a backhoe Friday as crews sprayed water on the property. An exterminator killed most of the rats at the house the day before.

Neighbors had complained to the township last week after rats were seen coming out of the home. Officials found foot-deep piles of rats, animal feces and trash at the home.

The home’s owner says she used to breed dogs there but her husband was in a nursing home and she was bankrupt.

Neighbors were relieved the house was torn down. They had feared the rats would eventually come inside their homes.

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