The City offers various brochures and reports about rat and pest control.
How to Control Pests Safely is available to homeowners, tenants, and landlords. It explains how to prevent infestations of mice and cockroaches in the home by cleaning up, sealing off trouble spots, and pest-proofing.
Preventing Rats on Your Property: A Guide for Property Owners and Tenants explains how to recognize signs of rat infestations in buildings and on property. It also shows how to prevent and correct the conditions that attract rats and allow them to get into buildings.
Vital Signs: Pests Can Be Controlled Safely provides data on the number of cockroaches and rodents and its relationship to asthma. It also provides data on the use of unsafe and illegal pesticides in New York City.