Rats living in New York City are as common as people are say NY pest control professionals. Some experts even believe that for every New York resident, there is a rat living somewhere in a building, park, subway, restaurant, apartment, alley way, or burrow. Walk the streets late at night and there’s no doubt that New York City rats continue to thrive as they scamper from trash can to trash can searching for a tasty meal. Any morsel of food dropped on the street serves as a feast to the always hungry rat in the city.
Rats are a particular problem in areas where home and business owners are dumping plastic bags curbside instead of placing them into tightly covered trash cans. Rats have strong teeth and claws which can easily rip open plastic bags enabling them to gain access to food waste products. Once inside, it is a variable smorgasbord which attracts many rats in the area. Even when trash receptacles are used, failing to properly seal them will result in an invasion of filthy disease ridden rats.
The New York Daily News reported on April 5, 2012 that the City New York City Health Department has released their new figures for rat hotspots in the city. Although the numbers are a bit better than they were in 2010, clearly more work needs to be done to eradicate these vermin as they still pose a serious threat to New York City residents. You may read the article here.
Don’t wait for the City Health Department to make a visit to your home requiring that you take action against pesky rats. Hiring a licensed NYC pest control professional with experience in rat removal services will get rid of disease carrying vermin quickly. Call Stern Environmental Group today for fast rat eradication services.