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Rats, pest control - Rats in Hawaii's Chinatown prompts inspections


Internet video of rats in Hawaii's Chinatown prompts inspections

By Dan Nakaso
Advertiser Staff Writer

An appetite-killing video spreading around the Internet of rats leaping and scurrying over produce at an indoor Chinatown food stall prompted the state Health Department yesterday to issue a citation to the business - while highlighting Chinatown's perennial problem with rats and other potentially disease-carrying vermin.

Larry Geller, an Internet blogger and political watchdog, shot the video at night outside Kekaulike Marketplace on the eve of Thanksgiving. It shows several rats crawling out from under blue tarps that cover bananas and other produce at Pacing's Market, one of a couple of dozen open-air food vendors that operate nearly side by side in Kekaulike Marketplace.

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