Poisoning rats is becoming more difficult: minister

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Brown rats are becoming increasingly resistant to poison, prompting the government to introduce new measures to try and control the population, junior environment minster Joop Atsma told MPs on Thursday. Research shows that some 39% of the country's rats are less susceptible to traditional poisons, the minister said. In addition, research by Wageningen University shows a large number of rats in the Netherlands have a genetic make-up which allows them to develop resistance more quickly

Period27 Oct 2011

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