Arm Yourself Against Vermin at the ‘Rat Academy’

Posted on: August 17th, 2021 at 5:10 am by

City dwellers versus rats – it’s a perennial rivalry as old as time.

Now, as in recent years, Councilmember Carlina Rivera and Community Board 3 are offering a chance to get a leg up in this never-ending war.

Pest Control Services at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene are hosting a free virtual “Rat Academy Training.” It’s happening today from 10am to 12pm, and open to building superintendents and staff, homeowners and tenants, managing companies – pretty much anyone who wants to go to battle with the vermin. The goal is to teach New Yorkers about safe and effective methods for rat prevention. Because knowing is half the battle.

Registration for the Webex event can be found here. It’s unclear whether there will be free rodent resistant trash cans raffled off to Academy participants, as in years prior.

Which reminds us. Remember when a family of rats set a car on fire, and Tony Hawk caught the whole thing on camera?

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