they fear it is a “threat to humans”
The animals developed resistance to a common type of poison. Concern among the scientific community.
The data shocks. And, at the same time, she scares. According to what the experts indicate, a new breed of “super rodents” could represent a health hazard human.
Yes there are animals that disgust us for what they represent, those are rats and rodents in general. Rejected by the majority since they are linked to the dirtthe rotthe diseases and the povertythey usually produce disgust and fear in us.
They warn of a new breed of “super rodents”
Since the beginning of this 21st century, most rats and mice in Great Britain have evolved and become resistant to a common type of poisonpublic The Mirror.
According to the medium, around 78% of rats and the 95% of house mice now have genes that allow them to tolerate poisons known as anticoagulant rodenticides.
How do these repellents work? These poisons normally kill animals by prevent blood clotting.
British scientists who have been studying rats and mice for the past two decades found the same gene in animals across the country.
This development may be a “threat to human and animal health”explained pest expert Dr. Alan Buckle. And added: “Continued use of anticoagulant rodenticides against resistant rats or mice has serious disadvantages.”
According to the expert, these rodent control treatments are incompletewhich generates threats to both human and animal health.
“They generate a more rapid spread of the resistant rodents that survive and the long-term survival of resistant pests that carry poison residue that could then be consumed by predators”, the researcher clarified.
As indicated The MirrorBritain is home to around five million mice and eight million rats.
The largest house mousethe yellow-necked one, can grow up to 10 centimeters longwhile the brown rats larger ones can measure up to almost 40 centimeters.
Invasion of rats also in New York
A few weeks ago, the New York City government, led by Mayor Eric Adams, posted a job posting looking for someone who lead the metropolis fight against rats.
The official job title is “Rodent Mitigation Manager,” though he was soon named “anti-rat czar”. Salary ranges from $120,000 to $170,000 a year.
This is because city officials have tried to control the rodent population for generations with mixed results. And the rat sightings in parks, sidewalks and other places in the city have increased recently.
New York rats have survived the former mayor’s multi-million dollar effort Bill de Blasiowhich focused more on the garbage collection and on better home inspections in specific neighborhoods.
The city also launched a program to use dry ice to smother the rats in their hiding places.
Now the Adams administration wants a rat specialist become the public face of the work of eradication and education from the city.