Secret Site Map
Friday, May 29, 2015

Home News Rats Multiplying, Getting Bolder, NYC Subway Workers Say

Rats Multiplying, Getting Bolder, NYC Subway Workers Say

News Coverage

Disgusted subway workers say rats underground are multiplying and getting bolder, and are a health risk to them and passengers, according to an article on MSNBC.com.

| September 23, 2011

NEW YORK — Disgusted subway workers say rats underground are multiplying and getting bolder, and are a health risk to them and passengers, according to an article on MSNBC.com.

Paul Flores, who has been a station agent for 12 years, said the problem is widespread.

"It's the same thing all over," he said. "Less trash pickups, the cans fill to the top and rats just eat off that."

The subway workers' union, TWU Local 100, has started a campaign called New Yorkers Deserve a Rat-Free Subway, and is urging commuters to sign an online petition in hopes of making a statement to the MTA.

Transit workers also demonstrated Wednesday in front of Jamaica Central Terminal where, according to both workers and passengers, a terrible rodent problem persists. Workers passed out pamphlets to riders and solicited signatures for their online petition, telling people, "If You Smell Something, Sign Something."

 

Top news

Nicotinoid and Fungal Disease Team up to Break Down Termites' Tough Defenses

Purdue University research shows that a small amount of nicotinoid pesticide substantially weakens termites' ability to fight off fungal diseases, a finding that could lead to more effective methods of pest control.

NPMA Announces PesTech³

The new conference, scheduled for Jan. 5-7, 2016, in Silicon Valley (San Jose, Calif.), focuses on technology solutions for pest management professionals.

ESA Announces New ACEs/BCEs for May 2015

The Entomological Society of America announced that seven industry professionals recently earned BCE or ACE credentials.

Industry Icon Blanton Whitmire Dies

Whitmire, whose contributions to the pest control industry include founding Whitmire Research Laboratories (a BASF legacy company) and developing the innovative “crack and crevice” aerosol technology, died on Sunday, at 97.

Ehrlich to Host 'Pestaurant' at Faneuil Hall

Ehrlich Pest Control announced it will host its second annual Pestaurant in Boston on June 3, at historic Faneuil Hall in Sam Adams Park.

x