New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio today announced a city-wide effort to reduce the rat population. The DeBlasio administration vows deploy a strategic array of proven solutions to reduce the rodent population living and feeding in NYC, inclduding removing access to the rats' food sources by deploying the Bigbelly system for total waste containment.
The initiative targets three areas which face the largest rat-related complaints - Chinatown, the lower East Side and East Village in Manhattan, Grand Concourse in the Bronx, and Bushwick and Bedford Stuyvesant in Brooklyn.
We are honored and proud to be part of the solution in the NYC community to reduce the City's rat population. We look forward to continuing our work with the city to clean up these communities by removing food access for these well-known city critters.
ABC News reports with a video newscast of the press conference held this morning where Mayor de Blasio announced this new initiative to reduce New York City's rat population by 70% →