New York City braces for rat control worries in face of city budget cuts

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The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is slashing the number of pest control aides in an effort to save $1.5 million. 57 out of 84 full-time pest control aide positions will get the axe.

The cuts are part of the Health Department’s efforts to meet a mandated 15 percent budget reduction to help close a $2 billion budget gap for the city. The Health Department’s Pest Control Services works with 19 other agencies to coordinate the city’s response to rats in New York City

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