Within the City of Aransas Pass there are many properties that for one reason or another find themselves either covered in unsightly or objectionable matter or are overgrown with grass and weeds. Quite often people are unaware that this is a violation of the Rubbish and Weeds Ordinance. This is a problem that causes the value of one’s property to diminish as well as raising several safety concerns. High grass, weeds, and junk scattered throughout one’s property has a tendency to invite rats, mice, insects, and other vermin onto the property. These vermin have the potential to spread disease and put other people at risk.