The Galveston Area Ambulance Authority learned a new meaning of the phrase "Of mice and men" when several workers on Wednesday vacated a station because of repeated visits from some small rodents.

People working at the building, 2602 Ave. Q, had occasionally noticed "a mouse here or there," Galveston County Health District spokesman Scott Packard said. After Hurricane Harvey, the workers had noticed a few more mice, Packard said. 

"It was actually more of an inconvenience," Packard said. "It doesn’t quite sound like an infestation."

The ambulance authority is bringing in a pest control service to exterminate the mice, which should be gone in about three weeks, Packard said.

About seven people who work at the station will be temporarily moved to two other stations until the mice are gone and they can return, Packard said. 

Samantha Ketterer: 409-683-5241; or on Twitter at @sam_kett 



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