Even though it has been over a year since Hurricane Sandy hit, effects of the storm are still causing cities and families headaches, especially with rat infestations.
Rodents carry diseases, not only by biting, but they carry diseases in their feces, saliva, and urine. We are being exposed to salmonella, the plague, etc. when rats are infesting homes. Some believed that the hurricane would reduce rat infestation with the floods, but rats can climb and are very good swimmers. Rats can start infesting areas they never did before.
Families have been noticing rat droppings in their bedroom area, holes in their walls, ripped couches, etc. There have been a couple families that have moved out of their homes due to rat infestations that arose after Sandy.
People have been calling for a rat exterminator in NJ and in New York to help them get rid of this problem that has became a big issue for many families.
The rodent increase has occurred due to empty buildings that were being fixed and re-constructed. Home owners can help reduce rodent problems, by not leaving food around and discarding trash responsibly.