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Posted on March 5, 2008 with 1 Comment
“Jonathan and Steven Frisch say they’ve discovered the perfect rat remedy, that doesn’t kill the perennial pest but instead soothes it to sleep with the herb Valerian root. “
“You get to control the rodent and the rodent’s stress is relieved.”
“Frisch, who works from a Sunset Park office with his dad, said rodents are attracted by the scent of Valerian and drawn to the plastic rectangular trap for a taste. “
“From there, the rat or mouse is lulled to sleep after nibbling the herb, enabling the owner of the trap to release the critter without killing it, Frisch said. “
“The trap comes on the heels of a pilot program spearheaded by the city Department of Health that aims to educate residents, exterminators and community groups throughout the city on how best to deal with rodent infestations. “
“A department spokeswoman declined to comment on Sleepaway, but said the practice of freeing the snoozing rodents back onto city streets may not be the best way to solve the problem. “
“Rats are highly social animals and they have families on the outside of these homes,” PETA spokesman Martin Mersereau.”
Do they give it a blanket and pillow too? I can’t believe that someone is trying to save a rodent that carries so many diseases and is literally invading parts of the city. Are these two men aware that the city is battling the biggest rodent infestation it’s had in years. There has actually been a new task force developed. It was implemented January 2008 and it includes Bobby Corrigan a highly trained expert in the pest control industry. They are agressively trying to combat the problem. To say that there not sure if freeing these snoozing rodents back onto the city street is a good idea is a huge understatement. It is the best sentence written in this article!