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More From The Rat War Trenches: MTA Will Seal Off Garbage Rooms To Curb Subway Rats

More From The Rat War Trenches: MTA Will Seal Off Garbage Rooms To Curb Subway Rats

(Rebecca Fishbein) The MTA's been trying pretty hard to get rid of all the subway rats—getting rid of trash cans, baiting them and sterilizing them with birth control, etc.—but those suckers are still everywhere, and that's not even including the pet rats riding the 6 train. Now the MTA's stepping up their rat-curbing efforts by sealing off 347 rooms used to store garbage bags.

Not-so-shockingly, a number of the garbage-storing rooms holding delicious garbage have cracked walls and warped doors. It's unclear exactly how much of the subway system's trash labyrinth has been operating as an unsealed rodent party room over the years, but the MTA tells us all of the refuse rooms in the system will be treated. The room-sealing process kicks off this July.

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