Officials pleased with rat eradication program

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Officials say the number of rat carcasses being found at the Medicine Hat Landfill is decreasing. Over the course of the last week, crews have pulled another 15 rats from bait stations as compared to the 24 from a week ago. Cypress County’s Jason Storch says there is less bait being consumed and less rats being found which points to the fact the humans have the upper hand right now. Storch adds that the eradication program is moving in a successful direction. Crews from the city, county and provincial government say they will continue their current efforts. The city’s Paul Nicholson said that it will take several weeks of inactivity before monitoring will be reduced.