The Guardian : Parisian mayor launches ‘rat map’ to tackle rodent menace

City Hall accused of failing to address growing problem of infestation in French capital

“The presence of rats in public space is worrying and has become more and more serious. We had a creche surrounded with rats dead and alive. Nobody is taking their responsibility. It’s a matter of public health. The city has to react to this sanitary problem. It’s not just the 17th [arrondissement],” Boulard told BFMTV.