Should We Reduce The Amount Of Rattus On The Bay Of Plenty?

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What Should We Do To Reduce The Amount Of Rattus In The Bay Of Plenty?

Rattus have been a problem in Bay Of Plenty for many years now. Something should happen to reduce the amount of Rattus to minimum. This report is going to have some solutions to control the population of Rattus in the Bay Of Plenty. The Rattus can be controlled by the pest controllers and the Bay Of Plenty Regional Council. The solutions include putting down a lot of rat traps and using 1080 poison.


Rattus also known as rats are in the Murids family and Rattus are nocturnal so that means the mostly come out at night. The most common rats in the Bay Of Plenty are Roof rats also known as the Black rat and the Norway rat also known as the Brown rat. The Roof rat
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