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Rat Sightings Are Down 80 to 90 Percent, Health Department Report Says

(DNAINFO)  Kathleen Culliton | July 22, 2016 — The city’s rat indexing program maps, tracks and attacks rat populations in Manhattan and The Bronx.

Rat sightings are down 80 to 90 percent thanks to a “Rat Indexing” program that maps, tracks and attacks rat populations at the source, according to a city Health Department report released Friday.

“Prevention is the best tool to control and reduce the rat population,” said Health Commissioner Dr. Mary T. Bassett in a statement.

“We look forward to continuing our collaboration with communities and residents to decrease the number of rat sightings in our neighborhoods.”

Source: Rat Sightings Are Down 80 to 90 Percent, Health Department Report Says – Lower East Side – DNAinfo New York