County leaders are working on a plan to deal with the infestation. The emergency order is expected to last five days. The homeowner is being housed in a motel for the time-being.

A town in the Adirondacks has declared a local state of emergency because of a rat-infested house, a local newspaper report.

The order was issued on Tuesday by the Town of Willsboro, according to a report from the Sun Community News. It says the town was notified by people concerned for the safety of a person living at a home on Gilliland Lane. Local officials inspected the home and found an infestation of rats.

“There’s rats everywhere, they were even living in the mattress," the town supervisor told The Sun.

A pest control company told the paper "it's the worst infestation they've seen in 24 years."

County leaders are working on a plan to deal with the infestation. The emergency order is expected to last five days.

The homeowner is being housed in a motel for the time-being.