Residents of Himrod Street on the Ridgewood/Bushwick border in Brooklyn have noticed an increase in the number of rats they have seen on their block and are looking for a solution.
Pauline Bruscarino, a resident of Himrod Street for 39 years, says she has seen rats roaming the neighborhood almost every night.
After going through 911 and 311, Bruscarino said that she was told that she had to wait before someone could get down to the area to inspect the problem.
On Friday morning, Bruscarino said that a city inspector was seen on the block, investigating the problem.
After going through the area, the inspector told Bruscarino that the landlords of the residents complaining about seeing rats are responsible for getting rid of the rats. If nothing is done by the landlords, then the city takes its own action to wipe out the vermin, then sends the landlords the bill.
More construction + more pigs in the area = more rats.