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This threat is north VGA tests -- the Norway brown rat CC crawling along subway tracks and platforms have learned anything in New York City it's how to adapt.
-- fact they've become so good at it.
The MTA is devising a new way to try to get rid of them.
Yeah he's gonna -- I think is a good effort I think at the concept is great but they don't have the same problem -- on the -- industries having widgets coming of the flavor.
Someone a -- would like it.
Timothy Wong is an exterminator in the city.
He says just getting the female rats to take the -- from subway trash rooms will be tough enough.
We have member and -- Under this -- there they got access to everything from Taco Bell -- Chinese food pizza to handle -- He says the female rats would have to consume 10% of their body weight in the -- for five to ten days in order to become -- I think -- part until this is the solution I don't think so nor do some New Yorkers.
I'm dubious I've heard in other.
Places I think in Toronto and I ran the rat problem was so bad that people and they get so big that there are people who go around and you shoot them.
Well that's not an option but the MTA is working on -- pilot project with a company from Arizona.
That's testing the sterilization -- in other countries it's unclear if it works and that should be the first time it's used in a transit system.
What has helped cut back on the roughly thirty to forty million rats in New York City.
Our bait traps and -- strips that -- New Yorkers we talked to agreed those methods can be pretty gory.
It is that brings a smile but it actually a lot of that.
It's not -- film American glory side John -- Fox 5 News.
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