The city is launching a new war against rats. It will target so-called “rat reservoirs,” which are areas where rodent populations survive and thrive, such as subways, sewers and city parks.
One City Council member described the rat problem in the Manhattan Valley neighborhood as “an epidemic.”
The city will hire new inspectors and spend $600,000 for rat indexing to track and reduce the rat population, WCBS 880′s Paul Murnane reported.
It’s welcome news for many city residents, who claim rats – some the size of small dogs or cats – are running rampant in their neighborhoods.
Read more at CBS 880.