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Jul 13 2017
06:42 am

New York City on Wednesday announced a $32 million plan to reduce the rat population by 70 percent in the city's three most infested neighborhoods (Manhattan, the Bronx and Brooklyn) by the end of 2018.
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Since the beginning of 2017, the New York City Health Department has received more than 10,000 complaints of rat sightings, and more than 15 percent of the more than 24,000 properties inspected in Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Bronx showed "Active Rat Signs," the mayor's office said.

“We refuse to accept rats as a normal part of living in New York City,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a statement.

This is an ongoing problem. In 2014, New York City declared war on rats "budgeting $611,000 for a new program targeting "rat reservoirs," where the rodents congregate, in hopes of diminishing their numbers."

That's just gross. They can only hope the $32 million plan will work better than the $611,000 plan.

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