Statement from Borough President Diaz
RE: Rat infestations in Bronx Community Boards
In response to new data from the City’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) concerning rat infestations in various Bronx community boards, Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. released the following statement:
“The rising incidents of rat infestation in our Bronx neighborhoods show just how significant the DOHMH’s recent decision to eliminate the jobs of 63 pest control workers, workers whose jobs were specifically to battle the City’s rat population. Rats are dirty and disgusting, and their presence in any neighborhood is a major blow to the quality of life of that community.
“It is time for the City to rethink their actions and rehire these pest control workers, so that we may begin in earnest our assault on the borough’s rat population and the associated problems that come with these vermin. A small amount of savings is just not worth destroying the quality of life in neighborhoods across the City,” said Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.