A few weeks ago, I mentioned that Borough President Marty Markowitz had to contend with quite a rat problem around Brooklyn Borough Hall.
Well, I may be imagining things, but in that short time, the critters seem to have become much larger, judging by the size of their burrows. The rat holes are enormous. Could this be why the City has given up and called in the professionals? The Park's Department had been baiting along the planting areas last time I checked. That seems to no longer be the case. Now, posted along the fences, poison warning signs bear the name of U.S. Exterminator, Inc., a private corporation. Have they taken over?
I hope they have better luck fighting the rodents. However, wouldn't it help to keep the infested area super clean? As long as there is garbage leaking and falling out of the public trash cans along Cadman Plaza like the one pictured above, there may be little hope of significantly reducing the rat population. And another thing: didn't the city train people at the N.Y.C. Rat Academy? ( I am serious, it does exist) Why are we turning to the private extermination sector?
Is the problem so bad that the city can't handle it on its own any more?
Lots Of Rats At Brooklyn Borough Hall
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