Rats in the Time of COVID-19


You scurry around in the shadows, planning your meals around food that people discard on the streets. Or trash bags you tear into. Or your favorite, a dumpster behind a bustling restaurant. There’s no shortage of food trash when humans are out and about!

Ok, you’re a human again. And you’re not out and about, you’re home. Because of COVID-19 and trying to do your part to flatten the curve, your habits have changed greatly. You’re self-isolating, or only going out for groceries or to your essential job like the C.E.K. Pest Control. You’re not going to restaurants or walking around downtown. And because of this, there just isn’t as much trash around. But rats aren’t going to use this time to lose some winter weight.