In an effort to educate tenants and landowners about measures that can greatly help control rat populations, the city launched a new website. The Rat Information Portal (RIP) provides all sorts of fun and interesting facts about New Yorkers’ most hated vermin. For instance, did you know that the city is plagued by only one species of rat? Despite all their different colors and sizes, it’s the Norway rat that wreaks havoc in all five boroughs. There’s also charts, illustrations, and maps that encourage residents to report rat problems with the click of a mouse.