If you thought Frankenstorm would rid Gotham of its vermin, think again.
Sandy may actually help the vermin spread diseases, as a matter of fact.
His only company to confide in was the vermin in the street.
c.1300, "noxious animals," from Anglo-French and Old French vermin, from Vulgar Latin *verminum "vermin," possibly including bothersome insects, collective noun formed from Latin vermis "worm" (see worm). Extended to "low, obnoxious people" by 1560s.
vermin ver·min (vûr'mĭn)
n. pl. vermin
Any of various small animals or insects, such as rats or cockroaches, that are destructive, annoying, or injurious to health.