Health Department launching pilot program to control rat population

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Citizen complaints about pests to the 311 hotline plus online reports went from 22,300 in fiscal year 2012 to 24,586 the next year, city Comptroller Scott Stringer said Sunday. (Credit: News 12)

The city has launched a pilot program aimed at controlling the rat population in rodent-infested areas.

Beginning next month, city health inspectors will be fanning out in neighborhoods that have an abundance of rats.

The Department of Health will focus on areas such as the public housing complex on Webster Avenue, where the rodents are known to burrow and breed.

Health officials...

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