Rodents

New York City Adds Dry Ice to its Arsenal of Rat Extermination Methods


Rats are a big problem in the NYC area, especially since they can carry diseases. Officials have been working on finding effective ways to deal with these pests and keep their populations down. In some cases, this can mean turning to unconventional ways to eliminate rats.

Dry Ice Pest Control

The NYC Health Department did a pilot project in 2016 that involved filling rat burrows with dry ice. This substance stops them from breathing without posing a risk to pets and people. It doesn’t cause harm to non-target animals either. Officials stated that this project brought the targeted rat population down from 60 to two, showing that this type of pest control approach could be highly successful at getting rid of these rodents.

Rat Control in NJ

Dry ice has been a success in NYC, but should you try it at home? While you shouldn’t attempt to try this method on your own, you should make sure that you have an effective way to handle a rat problem. Relying on professional Monmouth County pest control services is a safe way to do so. Rat control professionals can ensure that these rodents are eliminated and prevent more from becoming a problem on your property.

If you’re having a rat problem on your property, our Monmouth County pest control services can help. Contact Allison Pest Control to get more information on our NJ pest control services.

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