New York City has been forced to deploy a series of initiatives to try to control the growing number of rats.
According to a pest control company, there are approximately three million of these rats, 50% more than a decade ago, in a city where 8.5 million people live.
Apply the poison, bombard the holes with dry ice or plants Contraceptives are some of the measures implemented in the war against these animals, but many of them are expensive and ineffective.
The type of rats that abound in New York is huge and more aggressive compared to other species, detailed the report from the Actualidad RT site.
In addition, they can easily multiply, he said, citing the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to which can be passed on people more than 30 different diseases.
In some neighborhoods, many businesses had to temporarily close after complaints to authorities about the bags ate the food and feces of the rat content.
Residents of the most affected areas are concerned about the health consequences, and They fear a public health crisis will erupt.
“I’m afraid someone’s going to get hurt,” said Tiffanie Placeres, from the Ozone Park neighborhood association.
Within the framework of measures against this pest, Waste management is of special importance.
The city has installed trash cans with lids and a municipal government requiring companies and establishments food to use it.
Reduce the mountains of garbage bags that litter the sidewalks of New York and often serve as a “buffet” For these animals it can be a big help, the Russian site continues.
So it is also necessary to comply with the provision of chains or franchises with five or more businesses in the city, regardless of what they sell.