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Posted on: January 17, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Check out these resources to prevent and eliminate rodents or pests around your home and property!

Rodent Pest Infestation

Do you have rodent or pest problems around your home or yard? The following information might help you prevent and eliminate pests from around your home and property.

Under City ordinance a pest is defined as a rodent or insect at any stage of development and other destructive or offensive vermin (wild mammals & birds). The City’s property maintenance ordinance maintains that all buildings and accessory structures should be free from rodent and pest infestation. The owner and occupant of any such buildings or structures are responsible for the prevention and mitigation of infestations.

Here is a list of resources that may assist in prevention or elimination around your property:

  1. Minnesota Department of Health – Pest Management and Pesticides (Link)
  2. United States Environmental Protection Agency – Citizen's Guide to Pest Control (Link)
  3. Minnesota Pest Management Association – Rodent Control (Link)
  4. Planet Natural Research Center – Tips for Common Household Pests (Link)

If you have further questions regarding code requirements or concerns you wish to report please contact Code Enforcement by phone at 952.953.2570 or email at

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