Nobody wants mice in their house or rats taking over their town but the current use of rodenticide (rat poison) has many terrible side effects, including the death of many wild animals (raptors, fox, coyotes, squirrels) and some domestic pets (cats and dogs). The wild animals that are killed are often nature’s best rodent controllers, which can actually make the rat population worse. The really sad part is that there are alternatives to rodenticide.
IndivisibleLAB is pleased to host “Rodent Control: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.” This presentation will cover why rodenticide is dangerous to wildlife and pets, other products and methods that one can use to control unwanted rodents, and legislative action that one can take to help in our community.
- Laura Kiesel, M. Sc. Natural Resources Sciences and Management & environmental journalist, founder of Save Arlington Wildlife.
- Gary Menin, Sr., Talkin’ Birds Ambassador and an advocate for keeping our raptors poison free.
Please join us for this interactive presentation on February 11, 2023 at Lexington Community Center, room 242 from 2:30-4:00 pm. Please RSVP so that we have handouts for everyone. Note: masks are required.
For more information, please see IndivisibleLAB.org
Please, please on the SaveArlingtonWildlife.org website explicitly name other methods for rodent control other than removing food and wood piles. Don’ t let this become a polarizing issue. Enlist people who need to rid rodents as much as possible. I see California has acted, so there must be alternatives that can be listed. Maybe let people know which pest control companies employ these alternatives.
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