Thank you for the clarification. I have just purchased a home in Germantown and have been here just a couple of days and as fate would have it, the home does have roof rats. Seems the article in the Commercial Appeal was a foreshadowing. Although realtors definitely don't like to talk about it, apparently the rats have posed quite a problem for the area. I have not yet moved my family into our house, because of them. I am working with a pest control company now, but am really pretty freaked out about, honestly.
Thanks again for your post.
We came acoss your post and wanted to clarify something from Al's statement regarding his e-mail to the Mayor. In Shelby County all residents are charged a monthly fee of .75 on their utility bill for mosquito and rodent control. This function is handled by the Shelby County Health Department. Germantown and the other Shelby County municipalities do not have their own Health Departments and Shelby County is responsible for all health related inspections including restaurants, etc. By referring Al to Shelby County, the Mayor was directing him to the department that would assist him with his request.
If you are still considering a community to live, we are glad that you are considering Germantown and be assured it will be difficult to find a community with a Mayor that devotes more time and cares more for the community than Germantown.
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Come do a visit- save you a lot of time !- Get a cat when you move here - they love the chase !
Just kidding, I have lived in Memphis, on 4 acres with horses, we would have a few in the dead of winter in the grain, but never in our house, I am talking MICE not rats !
I have lived in Germantown, for over 15 yrs now , and not one mouse in all those years- so I am sure our beloved Commericial appeal blew this story out of control too.
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And yes Jo, I've heard of the rats to which you referred...that's a whole 'nutha post and even more of a concern!! :)
I am not aware of a rodent problem in Germantown. Sometmes I have seen a small problem reported by one individual, get WAY OVER reported for the sake of trying to make news... I can't remember anything on the local news of such a problem in Germantown. As Jo says Germantown is an upscale suburb of Memphis, as is Collierville, Lakeland and several other communities with low crime and generally positive focus.
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Just kidding, I am sure there are some mice somewhere in Germantown - probably no more or no less than Denver - but a rat controll problem....none that I know of. Germantown is considered by some an upperscale suburb of Memphis with a focus on growth controll and planned planning (that sounded redundant). It does have a commercial tax base, however the majority of Germantown is zoned residential.