In an effort to improve our service and cleanliness of our communities, NYCHA launched a new exterminator protocol in early 2017. Every apartment in every development will undergo a routine examination every four months. At those visits, the exterminator will treat the kitchen and bathroom and inspect the rest of the apartment for insects and other pests. If additional extermination work needs to be done, it will be taken care of immediately.
These visits each year should keep apartments pest-free and clean. However, we need residents’ help to guarantee that our efforts don’t go to waste. No matter how many times an exterminator visits, if you don’t take precautions to keep your home pest-free, you will continue to have vermin in your apartment.