Rats

Tarrah Gibbons
May 26, 2020 - 4:32 pm
While restaurants remain closed during the coronavirus pandemic, it is bad news for humans, but also for the rats. Experts warn that the rodents may get ‘aggressive’ amid COVID-19 restaurant shutdowns.
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Maya Rajamani
April 30, 2020 - 4:18 pm
Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday vowed not to let New York City’s rat problems get “out of hand” in the midst of a pandemic that has sidelined pest control workers.
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First lady Melania Trump speaks at the B'More Youth Summit, Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019, at UMBC in Baltimore. The first lady urged students to avoid misusing drugs, saying that it would make it harder for them to achieve. (Barbara Haddock Taylor/The Baltimore Sun via AP)
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November 26, 2019 - 4:14 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Melania Trump was greeted by some boos Tuesday when she spoke at a youth summit in Baltimore, a city her husband, President Donald Trump, has disparaged as “rat and rodent infested.” Mrs. Trump urged the audience of middle and high school students to avoid misusing drugs, saying...
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October 17, 2019 - 9:08 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A woman living in a van in San Diego with her pet rats has agreed to give them up — all 300 of them. The San Diego Union-Tribune says the San Diego Humane Society went to the woman's van near Del Mar on Oct. 8. Authorities found rats had clawed into upholstery, burrowed into the...
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An giant inflatable rat depicting President Donald Trump is seen on the street near the U.S. House Republican Member Retreat, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
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September 13, 2019 - 6:17 am
BALTIMORE (AP) — President Donald Trump sought to boost the spirits of Republican lawmakers, mocking Democrats and promising a new tax cut package, as he returned to the city he recently disparaged as a "rat and rodent infested mess." Trump spoke on Thursday to House Republicans attending an annual...
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Kimberly Dole
September 05, 2019 - 12:09 pm
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A new rat trap pilot program tested around Brooklyn Borough Hall that aims to control the rat infestations growing in Brooklyn was announced on Thursday. Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, Rat Trap, Council Member Robert Cornegy and other community group representatives...
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Andrew Weber
August 06, 2019 - 11:01 am
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — Prospect Heights and Central Harlem South report the most rat sightings in New York City, according to a new report released by RentHop . The report tabulated the number of rat-sighting complaints by neighborhood and borough. There were 17,353 complaints to city government...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, April 2, 2109 file photo, House Oversight and Reform Committee Chair Elijah Cummings, D-Md., leads a meeting to call for subpoenas after a career official in the White House security office says dozens of people in President Donald Trump's administration were granted security clearances despite "disqualifying issues" in their backgrounds, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Trump on Saturday, July 27, denigrated Cummings' congressional district as a “disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess,” broadening a campaign against prominent critics of his administration that has exacerbated racial tensions. Trump lashed out in tweets against the powerful House oversight committee chairman, claiming his Baltimore-area district is “considered the worst run and most dangerous anywhere in the United States.” (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
July 28, 2019 - 6:09 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Saturday denigrated a majority-black district represented by a congressional nemesis as a "disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess," broadening a campaign against prominent critics of his administration that has exacerbated racial tensions. Trump lashed...
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Andrew Weber
July 17, 2019 - 11:33 am
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — In the past 12 months, the Department of Sanitation pulled 110 litter baskets from the Upper West Side and over that time residents say that the rat population has exploded onto the streets, the New York Post reports . Residents complain trash is overflowing at the remaining...
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FILE - In this July 8, 2006, file photo, gulls nest near the North Landing area of the Farallon Islands National Refuge, Calif. The California Coastal Commission on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, will hear public comment on a federal plan to drop 1.5 tons of rat poison on the Farallon Islands in an effort to eradicate a mice infestation, a proposal that is drawing criticism. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
July 10, 2019 - 7:05 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Federal wildlife officials were urged Wednesday to withdraw a proposal to drop 1.5 tons of rat poison on remote islands off the coast of California to kill a mice infestation until they address questions on the impact to wildlife. The California Coastal Commission heard public...
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