Lutfa Moni and Sohel Ahmed are locked in a legal battle with their landlord, Setam Realty Associates. The lawsuit they filed in Queens Housing Court claims that the company failed to address their problem of pest infestation and the couple has been the subject of harassment since making the complaints.
According to Moni, their apartment has been overrun with bed bugs, mice and roaches since 2010. Extermination appears to have eliminated the bed bugs, but rats have recently turned up. She and Ahmed believe they’re being “punished” since Setam lost a 2016 bid to evict them.
Who’s at Fault?
For Setam’s part, they allege that the couple is chronically delinquent with rent, owing $18,000 in arrears. While the landlord says Moni and Ahmed are the only residents who have bed bugs, city records document complaints from other tenants dating back to 2013. Issues cited include peeling plaster, lack of heat and faulty elevators along with pest infestations.
Turn to Stern Environmental for Effective NJ Pest Control
If you live in New York, you’re no stranger to rats. They seem to be everywhere, and they pop up in restaurants, in the streets, and even on the subway. Over the years, there have been many attempts to control them and decrease their numbers. But those attempts haven’t been successful.
A new method is being considered that involves drowning these pests, and there are those who think it just might work. Could this be the answer we’ve been seeking for NYC rat control?
The Newest Rat Trap in New York City
A man by the name of Eric Adams has come up with a rat control method that he claims to have great faith in. Essentially, the trap is nothing more than a bucket that is filled with a vinegar-like solution. The rats are lured into the bucket, where they drown. When Adams presented his idea, he also presented a bucket that was filled with dead rats.
There are many who discount Adams’ plan, claiming that the dry ice that was attempted a few years ago seemed to be a much better solution. But he disagrees. Time will tell if this pilot program will be implemented once the kinks are worked out.
Stern Environmental – A Real Solution for NYC Rat Control
If your home or business has a rat problem, we offer rock solid solutions. Please contact us to schedule your inspection today.
NYC rat control is in the news along with four other major metropolitan cities across the globe experiencing an excessive rat population. In an effort to get the rats under control, these cities have gone to extreme lengths to find a solution.
According to officials, in 2007 Brooklyn had the worst rat infestation. The cities solution was to populate the borough with opossums. Sounds good except the rats outran the opossums creating their own excessive population.
In 2000, the Windy City addressed the problem with another four-legged predator; coyotes. In a test program, the city felt a group of Wiley coyotes could clean up the city; and they have.
The City of Lights has an estimated eight million furry creatures roaming the streets. That’s more than the cities human population times four. Each spring, the city has a campaign called “Le Smash” where teams scour the public parks and citizens check their homes to take care of business.
Shanghai, like Paris, is overrun and their solution is a Spring Rats Elimination Campaign where hundreds of people lay traps.
The Scots have taken rat control to another level using rat birth control methods with success.
NYC rat control is one of the specialties of Stern Environmental. With expert technicians, equipment, and treatments rats can become a thing of the past in your home. Call today; be rat-free tomorrow.
New York City isn’t just known as the city that never sleeps. It’s now capturing fame as being the locale for the worst rat infestation in the world. In a recent episode, Animal Planet named the Big Apple the worst city for these rodents on the entire globe. Brown rats are taking over NYC at alarming rates.
The Problem Grows Quickly
If you have just one rat making its home in your office, you can expect it to breed up to 200 times in just one year. That’s a fast rate for any pest, and one that you need to take care of as soon as possible. Stern Environmental Group can help rid your home of rats, and help to put measures in place that will prevent your home from becoming a nesting ground for the brown rat.
It’s Not Your Fault
Don’t feel that it reflects badly on you if you find a rat in your NYC office building. Rats have been known to navigate through sewer lines and enter directly through the toilet. There are even estimates that there are twice as many rats in New York City as there are humans.
You don’t have to be a victim to these pests. The pros at Stern Environmental Group, a premier NYC pest control company, can get rid of any existing rats on your property, and help you maintain a rat-free living environment.