Some Longview homeowners are waging battle against certain pests that have shown up in large numbers in their neighborhood. The pests in this case; Rats. Residents of Lane Wells Street have been putting traps and poison baits out to try to control groups of rats that are running through their neighborhood. Homeowners began to notice the rodents three weeks ago. They suspect that they may be coming from an abandoned home on the block. Homeowners contacted the health department about the situation, and for the time being are dealing with the hairy visitors themselves.