• SOHO Jul 10

    Rats Plague Outdoor Seating at NYC Restaurants

    New York City restaurant owners already struggling with limited business are now facing another issue: rats. With indoor dining put on hold indefinitely due to COVID-19, outdoor dining is the only other option, aside from takeout and delivery, restaurant owners like Giacomo Romano have to keep their business afloat. But the owner of Ciccio, an Italian restaurant in SoHo, says…

  • coronavirus Apr 13

    Starving and Cannibalistic: America's Rats Getting Desperate Amid Pandemic

    America’s rats are being hit hard by the coronavirus. As millions of Americans shelter indoors to combat the deadly virus, which has claimed over 21,000 U.S. lives, many businesses — including restaurants and grocery stores — have closed or limited operations, cutting off many rodents’ main sources for food. On deserted streets across the country, rats are in dire survival...

  • rats Feb 6

    Is Rat Birth Control Working? District Still Unsure Despite Company's Early Claims

    It sounded like a crazy idea: birth control for rats. Since the News4 I-Team first featured the new effort by DC’s Health Department in May, people around the country have been contacting News4 to find out how the product, called ContraPest, is working. The short answer: District leaders aren’t sure yet. They recently extended the duration of the program...

  • DC Dec 28, 2019

    Is Rat Birth Control Working in DC?

    It sounded like a crazy idea: birth control for rats. Investigative Reporter Jodie Fleischer explains D.C. leaders aren’t sure yet if the plan is working.

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