Pest control specialists are working overtime to round-up all kinds of creatures in Westchester.
The recent birth did not take place at the world-famous Bronx Zoo, but at a zoo that caters to smaller animals.
The effort is part of the city’s latest effort to attack a rat population that some experts estimate could be double that of the city’s 8.4 million human residents.
The city will hire new inspectors and spend $600,000 for rat indexing to track and reduce the rat population.
One survey found nearly 3 in 10 homes in the U.S. have rodents. In the northeast, 35 percent of survey respondents reported a rodent infestation, the highest percentage in any geographic area.
Neighbors and the local city councilman have called on the city to step up its efforts, as a park in Woodside, Queens remains overrun with rats.
Neighbors in Park Slope, Brooklyn, have launched a petition to evict a chicken coop that recently added eight more birds to its community garden.
The folks in the Garden State are feeling encroached upon by those gray, nut-gathering rodents.
Finding out that rodents and pests have gotten into your garbage can be a frustrating experience for any homeowner.
Residents in Springfield Gardens, Queens say that their neighbor’s yard has become a prime site for illegal garbage dumping and a home for rats and raccoons.
One YouTube user however has gone to dramatic new lengths to document the trouble in the park. He created a horror movie-like video depicting the vivacious vermin vectoring voraciously.
The NYPD has been commended for a new method to catch trespassers – the small, furry ones running loose at the headquarters of the nation’s largest department.
It’s an unsavory topic and parents, on the whole, didn’t want to discuss it. Some questioned how big a deal this is.