Mice Persist at Hunter Dorms Even After Exterminators

HUNTER COLLEGE–They’re in the bushes. They’re in the lobby under vending machines. In the kitchens, under ovens, on stovetops and in cupboards. The worst ones live inside dorm rooms. Finding a mouse in Brookdale isn’t hard, but catching one seems to be the problem.

Last spring, as a freshman living in the dorms, Lucas Ayala took matters into his own hands. After one of his neighbors saw a mouse in their community kitchen, Ayala laid down glue traps that he bought. The next day, he found a mouse stuck to the trap, so he alerted the resident advisor. Her response: “Leave it there.”