Mayor's Office

City of Flint tackles rodent removal at blighted properties, public spaces

The City of Flint Blight Office is contracting with three qualified pest control businesses to remove rats, mice, and other nuisance wildlife like raccoons, skunks, and groundhogs from blighted properties that are scheduled for demolition in the city of Flint.

Service providers Rose Pest Solutions, Landscape Services, Inc., and Griffin Pest Solutions are under contract on an as-needed-basis for services up to $25,000 each.

Rodent abatement is part of the City of Flint’s partnership with the Genesee County Land Bank to remove over 2000 blighted and hazardous structures in Flint by 2024. Live trapping and removal will take place the week before demolition, as scheduling allows.

Rodents have been an ongoing concern in Flint neighborhoods, where nuisance animals can quickly overrun abandoned and blighted structures and other public areas and become a neighborhood-wide problem.

“The goal of the City of Flint’s demolition partnership with the Land Bank is to improve quality of life in Flint neighborhoods, and getting neighborhood pests under control is part of that vision,” Flint Mayor Sheldon Neeley said. “As we take down hazardous structures, we are making way for new revitalization efforts. We want our kids to take pride in their neighborhoods and enjoy safe places to play. Our rodent removal efforts are just another element of our plan to create safe and healthy spaces where Flint families can thrive.”