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Cleveland Health Department addressing rodents near illegal dump

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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -

19 Action News is getting action for a group of Cleveland residents. 

In a follow-up to a story Carl Monday told us about earlier this year, the Cleveland Department of Public Health will address the rodent issue this week near an illegal dumping site. 

Back in May, Chief Investigator Carl Monday exposed the dumping of tens of thousands of tons of rubbish inside a building in Collinwood.

A Cleveland judge ruled on who was responsible for the mess.  

Cleveland Housing Court Judge Ray Pianka ruled that building owner, Guy Orioni, was the guilty party and fined him $50,000 for violating city dumping laws.

In conjunction with the ongoing clean-up on Wayside Avenue, City health inspectors this week will survey the Cliffview neighborhood and the Wayside neighborhood, provide rodent prevention information to residents, and identify possible rodent harborages and possible health code violations.

"Illegal dumps can create a safe haven for rodents," said Public Health Director Karen Butler. "We want to make sure that residents have the information they need to keep their properties rodent-free and in doing so, improve the quality of life in our neighborhoods."

While in the neighborhood, Cleveland Department of Public Health (CDPH) will also be placing larvicide in catch basins to help reduce the mosquito population, as a means to help prevent the spread of West Nile Virus.

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