Rats! Harlem One Of The Most Rat-Infested Areas

Patch reports that rodents have invaded some areas more deeply than others. An interactive map shows the most rat-infested neighborhoods in the five boroughs.

The geospatial researcher Vanessa Mateus scraped a database of 311 complaints about rodents from 2013 to 2018 and mapped where the most reports came from.


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The data included thousands complaints about sightings of rats and mice, signs of rodents and conditions that attract them. Mateus gave each area a numerical “rodent severity rank” from two to nine based on the number and proximity of the complaints.

Central Harlem, Morningside Heights and Yorkville are the most rodent-infested parts of Manhattan with severity ranks of seven. East Harlem, the East Village and Hamilton Heights aren’t far behind with ranks of six.

Central Harlem, Morningside Heights and Yorkville are the most rodent-infested parts of Manhattan with severity ranks of seven. East Harlem, the East Village and Hamilton Heights aren’t far behind with ranks of six.

Read the entire article here.

Check out the map here to see how bad your neighborhood’s rodent problem is.

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