The Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council

Posted: November 3, 2019 - 11:30am

Tired of rats in Prospect Heights?

So are we. Together, we can do something about it.

The Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council has launched #RatFreeProspectHeights to provide information, tools and assistance to fight back against the onslaught of rodents that has made this neighborhood the number one source of rat complaints in Brooklyn.

You can help by looking for evidence of rat activity where you live.

  • Most rats live in nests or burrows. Burrows are holes in dirt or concrete from one to four inches wide, with smooth edges. Burrows can be found under bushes and plants. They will often have an entrance and exit hole.
  • Look for droppings. Droppings are often found close to garbage. If they're moist and dark, it's a sign that rats are in the area.
  • Look for holes and gnaw marks on wood and plastic garbage cans.
  • Check walls and grass for signs of runways. Rats run along the same path many times a day, leaving dark greasy track marks along walls and worn down paths in grass.

If you believe there are rats on your property or near your home, use this form to report the location to us. We will notify the property owner of a possible rodent infestation and provide information on rodent prevention. We will also furnish the property owner with referrals to pest control professionals who offer free property inspections to either confirm or disprove the existence of rodents.

Report rodent locations here.

Thanks for helping Prospect Heights to get ahead of the rat race.