The City of West University Place does not perform pest control services on privately owned property. The decision as to which pest control service to use is up to the property owner. If you decide to use a commercially available pest control product on your own, please follow the directions on the package to the letter, and use the product in a responsible manner (i.e., the label is the law). Do not leave the product in an area that is easily accessible to children and pets, and immediately dispose of any rat carcass that has been poisoned. If your pet is observed playing with a dead rat after you or a neighbor have put out poison, you may want to give serious consideration to having your vet do an examination to determine whether your pet has accidentally ingested some of the poison.