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 NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) has launched an aggressive campaign to identify rat activity in Prospect Heights and to help property owners eliminate it.  Residents are encouraged by the City to report rodent activity through 311. Rodent complaints against property owners as well as inspection results can be viewed on the City’s Rat Information Portal.

The Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council (PHNDC) appreciates the actions being taken by the City but urges our neighbors to take the lead in combating rats before their properties receive violations. DOHMH’s guide Preventing Rats on Your Property contains detailed information about how to identify and eradicate rodents. 

In addition, PHNDC has launched #RatFreeProspectHeights to provide information, tools and assistance to fight back against the onslaught of rodents in Prospect Heights. 

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 can inspect a location to either confirm or disprove the existence of rodents. All reporting will be confidential and only the property owner will be apprised of the possible rodent activity.

Report rodent locations here.


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