Rats infestation lingers in neighborhood near Cross County Mall

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A rat infestation is still a problem in the neighborhood near the Cross County Mall in Yonkers.

The infestation is occurring primarily because the old National Wholesale Liquidators building is being demolished.

The abandoned building that used to house the retailer was condemned more than a year ago after its roof collapsed. 

Homeowners say rats have since infested their community and that it may have even gotten worse because of the demolition.

City officials say rat traps have been placed in the neighborhood around the mall, and so far hundreds have been killed.

They say unfortunately, there's little that can be done about the rats until demolition is complete.

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