More than 120 construction projects are pushing the rats into the terminal, according to KIRO. Some of the nearby areas that are under construction haven’t been disturbed in more than 10 years.
The outlet reported that more travelers coming through the airport also mean more trash to attract rodents and that the airport is working with restaurants to keep the rats out.
Additional measures include a $449,000 investment into the airport’s pest control program, adding more rat traps, finishing improvements on the ceiling structure, and hiring four new employees to respond to related issues, KIRO 7 reported.
Health inspections have been making weekly visits to the air hub, too.
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