NYT: Rat sightings in New York soar 38% as housing boom destroys their burrows

Rat sightings in New York City have jumped 38% as a construction boom that added 36,000 units in 2018 sends the rodents scurrying from their burrows, according to The New York Times. According to reporter Winnie Hu, “Not even cars are safe: Rats have chewed clean through engine wires.”