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Neighbors ask FOX 45 for help when pile of trash starts attracting unwanted visitors

Neighbors turned to FOX 45 for help when a pile of trash sitting behind several houses off Delphos Avenue started attracting some unwanted visitors. (WKEF/WRGT)

DAYTON, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) - Neighbors turned to FOX 45 for help when a pile of trash sitting behind several houses off Delphos Avenue started attracting some unwanted visitors.

Neighbors told FOX 45’s Elyse Coulter they've called the city numerous times over the past few years because of the trash laying in the alley.

But that's not the biggest complaint. They said there have also been rats as large as newspapers spotted behind the houses.

"This is out of hand," Stan said.

He said the pile of garbage sits just feet away from his backyard.

"I've called the city numerous times every year, and it seems to be getting nothing done," Stan said.

The trash attracting some uninvited characters.

"There's rats. You got possums, you got raccoons. There's mosquitoes," he said.

"The raccoons is like the back end of a dog, and they get pretty big," he continued.

Fearing no one would believe him, Stan said he has proof of what he believes is a rat next to his home.

"If you can imagine how it is to be around critters like this, there's no respect from the city to leave this neighborhood unattended," said Stan.

He called FOX 45 after we helped clean up this vacant house across the street from him last year.

After our story aired, the city cleaned it up, and now he's hoping this will do the same.

"What would you like to see done?" Coulter asked.

"I would like to see these piles picked up the city come back here and cut their side of the property," Stan said. "People wouldn't want to live in a disaster like this, this is totally, this is totally out of hand."

FOX 45’s Coulter reached out to the city they say they plan to have someone from the public works department out here this week to take a look and clean it up.

They say they will now be monitoring the area to make sure no one else dumps their trash.

The city said if you have any illegal dumping problems to call 333- 4800 and let them know.

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