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Rats and Mice Overrun Union Township in New Jersey

Rats and Mice Overrun Union Township in New Jersey
Rats and Mice Overrun Union Township in New Jersey

Residents of the Union Township Community in Union County, New Jersey are blowing up the phone lines of local NJ rodent control services. Rodents are taking over, and residents and the local government can’t seem to agree on who’s at fault.

Hot Spot
Most of the rodent problems are occurring in a single section of town, near Co. Road 509 and Salem Road where gas lines are being replaced. Though Union Township officials have responded to complaints, they are restricted to exterminating rodents on public land only, treating public land and sewers but leaving many area homeowners to shoulder the costs of their extermination.

Residents have reported rodents infiltrating homes, burrowing in yards, and dying on their property. The nauseating stench of decaying, poisoned rodents has kept many families staying indoors. Some believe these rodent issues are the result of over-development, including constant road construction, neglected maintenance in a nearby public parking lot, and area residents residing near a recent gas line project improperly storing garbage.

Passing the Buck
The area health department stated it has not identified any commercial sources. Despite years of complaints, Union Township officials have not commented on the source and length of the rodent infiltration. Regrettably, covering trash, setting traps, and adopting cats just haven’t been enough to address this issue.

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Rat Tracker Keeps Tabs on NYC Rodents

Rats are on New York City’s radar and the city wants rats to be on your radar too. In an effort to increase awareness of rat infestations, the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene recently opened an online Rat Information Portal. The website tracks rat activity throughout the five boroughs, making it easy to identify the city’s most heavily infested neighborhoods. Using health department inspection information, the website also provides a history of rat infestations in various neighborhoods and specific buildings. This historical information provides a helpful tool for commercial developers considering a move into one of these areas.

Tips for Navigating the Portal

The Portal is relatively user friendly, but a few navigation tips will help you find the information you’re looking for more quickly:

• Read the Quick Start Guide before you use the site.

• Enter the location you want to search.

• To see infested and inspected areas, you have to click on Show Rat Inspections on the Map link at the bottom of the right-hand navigation box.

• To see the color-coded data, you have to zoom in the map nearly to the + sign on the top left tool bar.

• Clicking on a specific location will provide details about rat inspection reports.

If rats are active in your area, contact Stern’s experienced rat control experts. We provide commercial rat extermination services throughout the Greater New York City and northern New Jersey area.