Rat Information Portal The Rat Information Portal RIP provides information on rats in NYC. Use this site to make maps and learn about what you can do to prevent and manage rats.Rats can be a property, block or neighborhood problem and require a coordinated response: property owners, tenants, businesses and government need to work together. Please refer to “Working in Your Community” for more ideas. Whats New?Neighborhood-wide rat inspections spur property owner control measures, boost community clean-up, and are more effective than the old approach. Findings from the Bronx rat initiative are reported in the September 21, 2012, issue of the “Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report,” a national publication of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Please visit out our new online map and property look up tool.