New York City is the largest city in our nation and it is plagued with pest control problems. However, the latest buzz around town is the now famous “Pizza Rat” video that has gone viral. While this video is funny, it does highlight a problem that many cities face, including Baltimore. The problem of pest control within the city.
As Peter Rugg reported in his article titled, “Pizza Rat Is Hilarious, Dark Evidence of New York’s Failed Pest Control“;
The New York Times reports the city’s most recent budget set aside $2.9 million to target and eradicate the city’s high-density “rat reservoirs” where a dozen furry petri dishes have been birthed by the time you finish this sentence. The transit authority even removed nearly 40 subway trash cans in recent years, tacitly nudging commuters to portage out their trash and thus cut off some of the food supply. Thus far, neither measure seems to have made a dent. These rats, they breed like rabbits. View the entire article here: https://www.inverse.com/article/6396-pizza-rat-is-hilarious-dark-evidence-of-new-york-s-failed-pest-control
By the way, if you haven’t seen the video yet, here it is:
The #PizzaRat craze may seem funny to many and has caught the attention of late night hosts as depicted in this article by Jen Carlson;
Let Stephen Colbert ease you in with his indifferent attitude towards the viral star of yesteryear. “It’s Really Not That Big Of A Deal,” Colbert shrugged from behind his desk last night, noting that the video “shocked the tourists, but for those of us living in New York” we’re used to this. View the full post here: http://gothamist.com/2015/09/23/goodbye_to_all_rat.php
While this may seem to be funny and New Yorkers may adopt the same flippant attitude as Stephen Colbert, it is a real problem. There are basic sanitary and health issues to take into consideration. If you have a rat infestation problem, be sure to contact your local pest control company ASAP.
If you are in the Baltimore, Maryland area, then contact us to handle your rat extermination. Call us at (410) 834-0134 for a free estimate.