Residents Say Rats Are Running Rampant In Prospect Heights, BrooklynMembers of the Dean Street Block Association say they believe empty lots around the neighborhood are the main reason for their rodent problem. 
4-Year-Old Boy Forced To Live With Rats And Roaches In Meth House Closet Rescued, Police SayA four-year-old boy, who told police his only friends were the rats and roaches who visited him, has been rescued from his captivity within a Texas meth house.
Study: NYC Rats Have Evolved Into 'Uptown,' 'Downtown' BreedsA study by five researchers found Manhattan's "uptown" and "downtown" rats are genetically different, as are "West Village" versus "East Village" rats.
Carroll Park Rat Problem Has Been Gnawing At Visitors For Over A DecadeKids aren't the only ones climbing all over the equipment in a Brooklyn playground, parents say Carroll Park is swarming with rats.
Waldwick Residents In Search Of Solution For Sudden Surge In Rat SightingsSome New Jersey residents say rats are taking over their neighborhood, after finding them all over their property.
Rats At Playgrounds Leave Parents Fit To Be Tied On Upper West SideThere was outrage on the Upper West Side this weekend, with parents saying huge rats are ruining their visits to the neighborhood.
NYC To Spend $32 Million To Reduce Rat PopulationThe city will spend $32 million to reduce the rat population by 70 percent, targeting neighborhoods in Brooklyn, Manhattan and the Bronx.
‘It’s Terrible:’ Long Island Neighborhood Plagued By Rat ProblemEvery day, Thomas Morritt, who lives on Lockwood Boulevard in Farmindale, finds three or four dead rats in the traps behind he had to put behind his home.