Some things are just too obvious and that’s the case with the “do not feed rodents” campaign in New York. Mayor de Blasio is at the helm of the campaign to educate New Yorkers about rats in an attempt to get the population under control.
How’s it Working for You?
That’s the question being bantered around as residents of the most affected areas – Brooklyn, Manhattan, and The Bronx – want to know why the city is spending so much time and effort on talking when what residents want is more action.
Currently, PEP officers are spending their time in the city parks speaking to people about the rat population, the importance of not feeding them, and the effect litter is playing as a food source. The job of a PEP officer is to patrol the 30,000 acres that comprise the park area, not educate patrons of obvious information.
While the city did purchase over 300 rat-proof garbage cans, no information has been released noting if the cans made any difference.
A simple suggestion by a resident was instead of wasting a PEP officer’s time, why not increase garbage pick-up times? Seems like a simple enough solution.
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