Rats Living at San Diego Airport: Officials

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    San Diego International Airport
    File photo of San Diego International Airport provided courtesy the airport

    Rats are living at San Diego International Airport, according to a statement released by airport officials.

    "The Airport Authority became aware of a rodent issue due to demolition and construction taking place in some areas of the airport," according to the statement.

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    Officials are working with airport tenants and construction crews to remove the rats.

    "The Authority has aggressively taken the necessary steps to ensure the safety and comfort of our passengers," the statement continued.

    It is unclear which terminals the rats are residing, but Terminal 1 is where the majority of construction is taking place at this time.

    The county's Vector Control Program, which handles potentially infectious animals, has been alerted of the rodent issue and they are working with the airport's environmental department, according to officials.

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