We all know that our neighborhood is enticing for both residents and visitors, but some recent newcomers have not been received with customary Brooklyn Heights warmth.
Not a few regular BHB comments have observed over the last few months that rats in the neighborhood seemed to be on the increase, and in today’s New York Times, Cara Buckley confirms what you’ve suspected.
NYT: Shortly after the storm, exterminators were inundated with calls from Dumbo, Brooklyn Heights and Lower Manhattan. And once the rats were resettled, they grew accustomed to their surroundings, feasting on the garbage created by the hurricane as well as by the normal churn of the winter holidays.
The article tells a harrowing tale of a Brooklyn Heights resident hearing rats in her walls and notes a huge uptick in demand for exterminator services.
Anyone else have stories of rodent invasion or infestation? Or are most of your rat encounters taking place in public?
Image: Back in September 2012 a Cranberry Street resident posted signs around the area about a mini-infestation.