Rat numbers down at landfill

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No new rat carcasses. That’s the word from officials at the Medicine Hat landfill this week. As of April 22nd, the dead rodent count stood at 78 and officials are pleased the eradication program is working. Landfill superintendent Paul Nicholson said in a press release that the amount of bait at stations being consumed is reduced. Nicholson added that activity remains in the same area as before with no indication of activity at other bait stations. City crews along with those from Cypress County and the province all say they will continue the increased vigilance until there are at least several weeks of no activity.