While dwelling on the prospect of rats and other pests isn’t pleasant, they are still a problem, especially in the big city. So when Brooklyn Bridge Park began taking bids for pest control services, people were alarmed.
The New York Post blog reports that Regina Myer, the president of the city development corporation running the construction project, claimed that there is “absolutely not” a problem with rats at the park.
As anyone who’s lived in the city knows, rats aren’t exactly something you can plan for. Myer would beg to differ, saying, “the contract is about being pro-active so that mice, rats and other pests never become an issue at the waterfront park.”
Yet the park is a waterfront, animals thrive near water, and when human beings begin dirtying up the place with trash and debris, this is the perfect breeding ground for rats. While the pro-active measures being taken are appreciated, they will need to be ongoing to keep the area pest free.