New York has a huge rat problem. These vigilantes with dogs think they can fix it
Rats, a group that has been hunting rats with dogs in New York since 1995, is summoned to infested neighborhoods This will come as no surprise to anyone but New York City has a rat problem. Two million rats call the city home, thriving on the streets, in sewers, in both abandoned and un-abandoned buildings, in the parks, in the subways, in shoe stores and in restaurants. The problem is getting worse. Rat sightings increased by 40% in the first 11 months of 2021 compared to 2019, apparently spurrnews.yahoo.com
Don’t let the wintry weather fool you, Chicago. The rats are still around. And when the temperature rises, they’ll be out in full force.
Rats burrow in the snow, the same way they do in dirt, digging up to 3 feet down, and then moving laterally under concrete slabs or into structures. The rats also pull material, such as newspaper or garbage bags, into their burrows for warmth. Come spring, Villamil warned, the rats that survive the winter and are looking to mate may get more aggressive and brazen.chicagotribune.com
Houston named among Top 20 rattiest cities in the nation, according to new study
HOUSTON – Rats are notorious in major cities like Chicago and New York. But Houston still made the Top 20 rattiest cities, according to a 2020 list released by pest control company Orkin. While Washington D.C. and San Francisco closed out the Top 5. The list of rodent-infested cities ranks metros by the number of new rodent treatments performed from Sept. 1, 2019 to Aug. 31, 2020. Miami (-1)To view the complete list of 50 U.S. cities, visit here.