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Subject: Re: Rats! Another reason to watch your step in N Date: 4/5/2011 7:59 PM
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Maybe if they could train folks to not throw garbage out their windows into the alley ways, instead of just walking 40 feet to the garbage chute, the rat problem would be less.

There are very few "alleyways" in NYC. And I don;t see any trash in them, much less garbage. The city is actually rather clean. The street-sweepers come to my street twice a week.

Looks like folks will have to spent $3 on rat traps rather than pay $10 a year to fund a bloated rat catching agency.

Would you volunteer to climb down into the subway tracks to set and collect the traps?1

Or just put a 50c/rat bounty on them and let the free market take care of the problem.

If the city could afford that, it could afford proper rat control.

I've seen exactly 2 rats in 3 1/2 months. One in a subway station in the daytime, down among the train tracks (there was very little trash down there BtW. The rat seemed to be scurrying elsewhere, not eating in the train station. And once a day or two after the winter storm when there was a delay in collecting the garbage, where I crossed the street from DD's to my apartment by the garbage bags late at night.

Rats mostly occupy utility spaces and come out at night to forage behind grocery stores and the like. They are seldom seen in peoples' living space.
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