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RI City Enlists Computers in Fight against Rodents

 RI City Enlists Computers in Fight against Rodents

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) _ Pawtucket is going high-tech in its war on rodents.
 
The Rhode Island city announced Wednesday that is using computers to track the location of rat complaints, and tripling the number of bait stations used to control the city's rat population.
 

By mapping the location of rat infestation complaints, city officials hope to focus their efforts and see what techniques work to eliminate infestations.
 
Officials say most of the city's rodent complaints come from the Fairlawn and Woodlawn areas, but that any neighborhood could see rat problems, particularly during warm weather months.
 
Mayor Donald Grebien says the city will use "whatever resources are needed'' to combat the rat problem.

 

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