Controlling Trash And Rats: Carry-In/Carry-Out Trial Set For Joey’s Park, Town Field

Photo: Goodbye, rat magnet. There were two photos projected on the wide screen at the Board of Selectmen’s Room during the board’s meeting on Monday, March 26. On the left of the screen was a collection of garbage loaded up on a broken water fountain including what appeared to be a dirty diaper. The right […]

Joey’s Park Reopening Tentatively Set For April 9

Photo: Joey’s Park to reopen mid-April. With the second attempt to rid the rats at Joey’s Park about to conclude, the Belmont Department of Public Works has set a date when the popular playground in the town’s Winn Brook neighborhood will reopen. The treatment of the playground for a persistent rat infestation by Assurance Pest […]

Breaking: Joey’s Park Closed For Month Due To Returning Rodents

Photo: A snapshot of a social media site concerning trash at Joey’s Park. They’re back! After a failed attempt to eradicate vermin from their home at Joey’s Park, the Belmont Board of Health and the Highway Division of the Department of Public Works have today, Monday, Feb. 26, closed the popular Winn Brook neighborhood playground […]

Oh, Rats! Community Meeting On Rodent Problem March 15

Photo: Rat eating – what else? – cheese. Whether at Joey’s Park in the Winn Brook neighborhood, at Town Field near Waverley Square and from the area nearby Fresh Pond, rats have become an increased nuisance for homeowners and the public using town resources throughout Belmont. With sightings on the upswing and residents reporting a growing […]

They’re Here To Stay: Controlling Rats with Education, Money and Garlic

Photo: Joey’s Park, ground zero for rat removal. Take equal parts garlic and white pepper then add a dash of paprika and mix. Sounds like an excellent dry marinade you can rub on chicken or steak before grilling to give the meat a bit of a punch. In fact, the mixture is an excellent organic rat […]