The Health Department has many initiatives in place to curb rodent activity in the community. The Health Department works with other Town departments, residents, and business owners to promote better understandings of rat behavior and how to minimize their presence and impact on the community. The Health Agent surveys areas of the community for rodent conditions and provides educational information to the public and businesses to promote and ensure the best practices in the area of pest management and control. When necessary, the Milton Department of Public Works will work with the Health Department to treat public ways when there is rodent activity observed on public ways. Demolition projects in the community are required to pretreat for rodents and monitor for rodent presence throughout the project and take appropriate pest control steps as needed.