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Pest control specialists have been working overtime to combat a bat and squirrel invasion in Westchester. (Credit: CBS 2)

Pest Control Specialists Work Overtime To Round Up Unwanted House Guests In Westchester

Pest control specialists are working overtime to round-up all kinds of creatures in Westchester.

07/30/2014

A pair of baby cavies was recently born at the Staten Island Zoo. (Credit: CBS 2)

Putting A New Face On The Word ‘Rodent’ Pair Of Cavies Born At Staten Island Zoo

The recent birth did not take place at the world-famous Bronx Zoo, but at a zoo that caters to smaller animals.

06/18/2014

Neighbors last summer said rats had taken over at John Vincent Daniels Jr. Square in Woodside, Queens. (Credit: CBS 2)

City Prepares To Launch New War On Rats

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.

06/15/2014

Rat scurrying on a city street. (file/credit: Steve Sandberg/1010 WINS)

NYC Launches New War Against Rats

The city will hire new inspectors and spend $600,000 for rat indexing to track and reduce the rat population.

05/28/2014

Mouse (file/credit: Koichi Kamoshida/Getty Images)

Survey: Cold Weather Months Force Rats, Mice Into Homes

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.

02/28/2014

Woodside, Queens Park Rats

Neighbors: Fearless Rats Have Commandeered Park In Woodside, Queens

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.

07/31/2013

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Report: Park Slope Neighbors Want Chicken Coop Gone

Neighbors in Park Slope, Brooklyn, have launched a petition to evict a chicken coop that recently added eight more birds to its community garden.

CBS New York–10/21/2012

Squirrel in bathroom (credit: GotWildLife?)

New Jerseyans Dealing With Squirrel Invasion Caused By Mild Winter

The folks in the Garden State are feeling encroached upon by those gray, nut-gathering rodents.

10/17/2012

Piles of garbage sit on a street corner in Midtown. (credit: Philip J. Victor, CBSNewYork.com)

Ask Asa: Safeguarding Your Garbage

Finding out that rodents and pests have gotten into your garbage can be a frustrating experience for any homeowner.

07/02/2012

Neighbors in Springfield Gardens have complained about this home since it became vacant almost 20 years ago. (credit: CBS 2)

Queens Residents Say Neighbor’s Yard Is An Eyesore

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.

03/28/2012

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YouTube Video Jokingly Documents Rat Infestation At Tompkins Square Park

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.

08/16/2011

One Police Plaza - New York, NY - File Photo

PETA Praises NYPD For Mousetrap Switch

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.

12/03/2010

The Bronxville School - Bronxville, NY - File / Photo: The Bronxville School

Rodents Infest Bronxville School

It’s an unsavory topic and parents, on the whole, didn’t want to discuss it. Some questioned how big a deal this is.

11/16/2010