There is an affordable and green solution for locals dealing with vermin.
The city's Animal Care Services has a free Barn Cat program that places semi-feral and feral cats on farms or ranches as a means of natural pest control.
Officials say the technique helps avoid expensive treatments and toxic chemicals by getting rid of vermin in a natural way. The cats in the program are vaccinated, sterilized and ear tipped before placement.
For more information, contact the ACS Adoption Center at 207-6666.