Rat sightings arise as New Yorkers emerge from pandemic

Rat sightings arise as New Yorkers emerge from pandemic

They crawled to the surface as the coronavirus pandemic roiled New York City, scurrying out of subterranean nests into the open air, feasting on a smorgasbord of scraps in streets, parks and mounds of curbside garbage. As diners shunned the indoors for outdoor dining, so did the city’s rats. Now city data suggests that sightings … Read more

New Yorkers have called in 7,400 rat sightings in the first 4 months of 2022, up from pre-pandemic levels

New Yorkers have called in 7,400 rat sightings in the first 4 months of 2022, up from pre-pandemic levels

NEW YORK CITY — They crawled to the surface as the coronavirus pandemic roiled New York City, scurrying out of subterranean nests into the open air, feasting on a smorgasbord of scraps in streets, parks and mounds of curbside garbage. As diners shunned the indoors for outdoor dining, so did the city’s rats. Now city … Read more