April 22, 2019 3 min read

There is a lot to love about living in New York City. From the entertainment and dining options to the culture, career opportunities, and much more, it’s easy to see why so many people call the city home… And then there are the rats.

Don’t let Pizza Rat fool you. New York City’s prodigious rat population is not among its selling points. When real estate agents list properties for sale in the city, the abundance of rats is not usually featured in the brochure. This is a problem that few want to talk about, but it isn’t going away anytime soon. You might not be able to solve this problem all on your own, but you can take a small step to reduce the influence of these rodents on your day to day life. Invest in a rat proof trash can enclosure from CITIBIN.

Introducing CITIBIN

The CITIBIN is a high-quality trash and recycling bin storage enclosure, which can offer a visually appealing way to keep trash contained while protecting it from weather, intruders, rats and other animals. When placed properly within the CITIBIN, your trash will be out of reach for rats, who will be forced to move on to another place to look for a meal.

It is the quality of the CITIBIN that makes it such a worthy opponent for rats. Built with recycled bamboo composite boards, powder-coated aluminum, and marine-grade stainless steel hardware, you can trust this rat proof trash can enclosure to stand the test of time. While CITIBIN can't eradicate an existing rodent problem, it can keep rodents out of your trash—their food source—so they'll give up and move on to their next victim. Sorry neighbors.

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#PizzaRat vs CITIBIN Experiment

To prove the impregnability of CITIBIN, we baited one of our enclosures in a rat-infested alley with a double sausage pizza. Then we recorded the experiment with surveillance cameras. The rats were kept out. You can see the results of our "#PizzaRat versus CITIBIN" experiment in this entertaining video!

A Rat Playground

If you stop and think about it for a moment, it shouldn’t be much of a surprise that rats love living in big cities like NYC. Cities produce an incredible amount of waste every day. Food scraps, specifically, are a beautiful bounty in the eyes of a rat, and they are often left out where the rodents will have no trouble accessing them early in the morning or late at night.

It isn’t just the significant amounts of waste that serve the rats well in big cities. They also need places to live and hide, and a city offers no shortage of such spots. With such a diverse collection of buildings in such a small space, little holes in the wall are never far away. Given the adaptability of rats, and the surplus of hiding spaces in the city, it makes all the sense in the world that rats would thrive in this environment.

Taking Action

Of course, you don’t have to simply throw up your hands and give in to the fate of dealing with rats each day. There are steps that can be taken to limit the activity of the rats and to make their existence in and around your home a little more difficult. This starts by cutting off their easy access to food.

One of the biggest food sources for rats and other rodents in the city is garbage. With much of the city’s trash exposed, it is easy for rats to track down food at any time of day. This buffet is one of the biggest reasons they love the city. So, a natural solution to help prevent or improve a rat problem is to prevent access to one of their biggest food sources—trash. It’s never going to be perfect, but an improved method of storing garbage is a great place to start with your rat problem.

One other beautiful part of this solution is the way it fights back against rats without using poison or any other such tactics. You won’t have to actively attempt to kill or contain the rats—you’ll just protect your trash, so they have no reason to hang around.

Order CITIBIN Today

If you live in New York City—or another big city with a rat issue—CITIBIN is a perfect option for your trash disposal needs. Rather than leaving a bag of trash outside and within easy reach of the rats, you can protect the waste until it is hauled away. This simple step will make it much more difficult for the rats to find the buffet they desire, and they’ll likely move on to another target. Purchasing a CITIBIN won’t rid the city of rats, of course, but it can help to keep them away from your home. Order today!

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