Rats taking over subway platforms

August 14, 2008 5:06:01 AM PDT
The MTA says rats are rampant and it's clear there is an increasing rodent problem. The New York City transit riders council says riders report actually seeing rats sitting on platform benches.

Transit officials say they bait the tracks once a month to help control the population.

Pest control experts attribute the increase to more litter, water leaks, and an increase in construction.


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