Environment

VIDEO: Cleanliness is next to ratlessness

Spring is coming, and so are the rats. Here’s how to keep them out.

May 15, 2017
Cooper Square has a rat problem. [Image Credit: Dan Robitzski]

Some giant rats have made our journalism school their home in downtown Manhattan. Scienceline reporters enlisted Dr. Robert Corrigan, head of the New York City’s Rodent Control Academy and one of the leading pest experts in the United States, to lead them on a search for the infestation and its source. They learned how proper sanitation and early action could help keep 20 Cooper Square — and the rest of New York — rat-free.


Video produced by Dan Robitzski and Ellen Airhart

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About the Author

Dan Robitzski graduated from Lafayette College with a B.S. in neuroscience and a minor in creative writing. Passionate about accessible information, Dan hopes to use science journalism as a way to bridge the communication gap among researchers, medical professionals, and the public. In his spare time, you can find him competing and coaching at fencing tournaments, pretending to understand pop culture references, and looking at cute rodents on the internet.

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