Did you know that New York has more rats then people?
Increasing the number of complaints does not mean an increase in the number of rats, the mayor underlined that assigns record numbers of new phone applications, launched in February, facilitating complaints.
Municipal Department of Health has intensified battle against rats program with a budget of 2.9 million dollars, compared to $ 400,000 previously, while the number of employees increasing from 9 to 50 people. Authorities have tested a new strategy in Manhattan and Bronx, intensifying operations eliminating the rat populations.
In October 2014, the city auditor New York, Scott Stringer denounced rat problem considering that “are too numerous and the need for a real plan of action to solve the problem.”
One of these rats has recently become a celebrity on YouTube where he is trying to descend a ladder saw him pulling a slice of pizza.
Rats are almost as old as the city dating from the colonial era. What is their number? Legend has it that there are as many as New Yorkers are 8.4 million, but a statistician at the University of Columbia, Jonathan Auerbach, equaled their number at about 2 million.