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A southern Brooklyn pol has called on the Parks Department to up its pest control efforts at both the Gravesend Bay Promenade and the Shore Parkway Greenway.

Earlier this month, Councilmember Mark Treyger contacted Parks regarding what he described as a “large, growing number of rats that have been spotted at the Promenade and Greenway,” particularly in the areas closest to Bay Parkway and Ceasar’s Bay Bazaar.

According to Treyger, the agency responded that it is working closely with the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s pest control unit to find a solution.

“Uncontrolled rat populations are a public health hazard and the city must act to protect the health and safety of local residents,” said Treyger. “This kind of extreme infestation is a serious quality of life concern in area where families gather and children play. Residents who love walking along the bay shouldn’t have to sidestep pests and protect their children from vermin in order to enjoy the fresh air and the beautiful view. I am working with relevant city agencies to solve this concerning community issue as quickly as possible.”

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