Mayor Adams signs 'Rat Action Plan' into law to combat NYC rodent issues

Mayor Eric Adams signed into law Friday a series of bills aimed at combating New York City's rodent problems.
The Rat Action Plan will require the Department of Health to issue annual public reports on rat mitigation efforts across the city. It will enforce a full rodent extermination of an area before any construction begins. The plan also requires any buildings that receive violations to place their trash in rodent-proof containers for at least two years.
The new bills are part of a larger Sanitation Department plan to make the city cleaner, including garbage pickup time changes starting next year.