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New York City's rat infestation spikes by 70% in two years

The data by the city's FOX 5 news network said that 21,500 sightings were reported in the city b…

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I take people on rat tours in New York City – it's a little taboo but people love it

Kenny Bollwerk, aka "Rat Daddy," takes people on tours to see rats in New York City.

Alia Shoaib   


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New York City seeks a 'bloodthirsty' rat czar: Ad for director of rodent mitigation job to fight serious, gnawing problem is ... actually pretty funny

The listing calls for a candidate with a "virulent vehemence for vermin" and the "determination and…

Bethany Biron   


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Sam Bankman-Fried is in an 'inhumane' Brooklyn jail often criticized for its condition, and where Ghislaine Maxwell previously complained of rodents

Sam Bankman-Fried has been remanded to the Metropolitan Detention Center, where prisoners protested…

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Tourists are flocking to New York City to go on rat tours to see the iconic 'mascots' of the metropolis, says report

Tourists to New York City are enjoying late-night walking tours to spot rats, as rodent sightings s…

Alia Shoaib   


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Leaked photos show a Dollar General store with rat-chewed products, a dead rodent, and fecal matter covering the stockroom floor.

Photos show a dead rat, chewed-on bags of cat food, and feces at a Dollar General store in Hutto, T…

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New York's 'rat czar' will only succeed if she realizes that rats are not the 'enemy,' an expert says

Kathleen Corradi must "understand rat control begins by changing people's habits, hygiene, and expe…

Sam Tabahriti   


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New York has tried poison, traps, and birth control to fix its pest problem. Rat researchers say the city should focus on its people instead.

Earlier this year, New York mayor Eric Adams appointed Kathleen Corradi, a former school teacher, t…

Katherine Tangalakis-Lippert   


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As NYC's first-ever rat czar gets to work, cities like Boston and Chicago are looking for inspiration to fix their own rodent problems

Boston City Council President Ed Flynn recommended hiring for a similar position "to hopefully one …

Jordan Hart   


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Arkansas AG sues Family Dollar, claiming a distribution facility in the state has a constant rodent infestation

The company issued a voluntary recall in February after an investigation found more than 1,000 rode…

Sam Tabahriti   


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An IHOP magnate thinks activists planted human bones to stop him from developing land in New York — and he hired a spy to ferret them out

An IHOP magnate hired a spy to infiltrate the activists trying to stop him from developing land tha…

Grace Eliza Goodwin   


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NYC's new rat-killing weapon is wildly successful for now

New York City is successfully killing rats by pumping carbon monoxide into burrows, but a rat exper…

Kelsey Vlamis,Jenny McGrath   


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New York reports a record 15 cases of a rare disease linked to rat urine in 2021, as vermin complaints flood in

Rats have been terrorizing New Yorkers even more than usual this year. In 2021, New York has record…

Gabrielle Paluch   


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Rats could breed too quickly for NYC's successful new extermination method to keep up

How many rats are there in NYC? The world? Unfortunately, more than before thanks to climate change…

Maiya Focht,Jenny McGrath   


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Gruesome video shows a Great Blue Heron eating a huge New York City rat in one big gulp

A video posted by birdwatcher David Barrett shows a Great Blue Heron dunking a New York City rat in…

Matthew Loh   


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What happens to the thousands of dead NYC rats that are being exterminated with a wildly successful new method

Matt Deodato, an exterminator in New York City whose been using carbon monoxide to kill off rats, e…

Hannah Getahun,Jenny McGrath   


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New York City may ban pet shops from selling guinea pigs because so many have been abandoned at animal shelters

Animal shelters are struggling with the number of guinea pigs being abandoned after the rodents bec…

Jyoti Mann   


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Dollar General hasn't investigated worker conditions despite shareholders' demands, an investor says in a new letter to company

Domini Impact Investments sent a letter to Dollar General's board of directors after the dollar sto…

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I moved from New York to San Diego 25 years ago and think these 12 restaurants are as good as my favorites back in NYC

Here are the best restaurants and places to eat in San Diego, California, according to a long-time …

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