No new rats means optimism for officials

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The rat situation at the Medicine Hat landfill appears to be getting better. City officials say that there were no new dead rodents this past week. Since April 22nd, the number of dead rats collected from bait stations in the area has remained at 78, something that has given confidence to those monitoring the situation. Landfill Superintendent Paul Nicholson said in a press release that right now very little bait from the stations is being consumed which is more good news. Nicholson says they are now moving to weekly monitoring of the stations but that bait stations will remain fully in place until the goal of eradication is accomplished.