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

About the Author

Ellen Airhart

Ellen Airhart recently graduated from the University of Texas with degrees in biology and rhetoric and writing. In her undergraduate years, she worked as an office manager, EMT, and finally as the founder and editor of the student newspaper’s science and technology department. While in New York, she plans to run her fifth marathon and visit the Strand Bookstore several hundred times.

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