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Building a better rat trap

by Benjamin Kabak

While New York City Transit hasn’t noticed an uptick in rat infestations in its stations, the agency is expanding its war on rats. In an effort to eliminate the foraging rodents, NYC Transit is installing $10 plastic boxes that contain a lethal “granola bar,” according to a city pest control expert. According to NYC Transit head Howard Roberts, the agency will conduct a census of rats around Franklin St. — the site of an eight-month pilot program on the 1 line — to see if the new poison is more effective at eliminating the not-so-lovable creatures than previous rodenticide efforts.

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Lawrence Velazquez March 24, 2009 - 7:06 pm

At this point in time, I thoroughly enjoy these little stories about little day-to-day transit details. It’s a welcome change from the constant budget nonsense.

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Phil March 24, 2009 - 8:55 pm

I love looking for rats on the tracks, its a little game I play with myself when I get bored waiting for a subway thats running late… So yea I guess I play it often.

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