Saturday, February 24, 2007

Rat Epidemic Redux

As we mentioned yesterday, the city has been experiencing a rat epidemic over the past few years and in response a new approach to the problem has been implemented. Instead of extermination through the putting down of poison the city has started to go after the food supply that the rodents feed on. This new method may be showing some success as rat complaints were down about 13% last year from the year before.

Still, it boggles the mind that there is such a wide disconnect between the city's new methodological awareness of how to cope with the rat epidemic, so graphically highlighted by yesterday's "Templeton-like" feast at a local KFC/Taco Bell, and its refusal to allow a pilot program for the testing of food waste disposers at local food outlets. The prime culprit? The extraordinarily inefficient DEP!