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Rodent bait causing infertility to be used in Chicago

CHICAGO (ABC) — Bait that causes infertility is Chicago’s newest approach to combating the city’s rodent problem, officials announced Tuesday. The bait, called Contrapest, will be used as part of a pilot program at the garbage transfer station at West 34th Street and South Lawndale Avenue on the South Side.

City [of Chicago] To Resume Using Dry Ice To Kill Rats; Try Rodent Birth Control

CHICAGO (CBS) — After halting the use of dry ice to kill rats last winter, city officials said Chicago has been given the green light to start up again, and the Department of Streets and Sanitation also has started trying a new non-lethal method to fight Chicago’s rodent problem. Chicago is adapting its rodent control strategy to include a ... Read More

Man v rat: could the long war soon be over?

Rats spread disease, decimate crops and very occasionally eat people alive. For centuries, we have struggled to find an effective way of controlling their numbers. Until now…

The New War on Rats

America’s rattiest city takes the Planned Parenthood approach to curbing its rodent problem. The Chicago Transit Authority is making birth control free and conveniently located—for rats.