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PSA: Keep an Eye on Your Pets, Shanghai is Putting Out Rat Poison

Rodent control measures in effect for the next 10 days

Public service announcement: city officials will be putting out rat poison starting today, so keep a close eye on your pets folks.

 

The city's annual rat extermination period is taking place from today Nov. 1 to Nov. 10. Rodent control measures will be carried out in areas prone to rats, like near residential neighborhoods, F&B clusters and large supermarkets.

 

 

The posion used is an anticoagulant rodenticide—a mild, slow-killing poison that will require more than one application for successful termination. The posion is less harmful to humans.

 

Residents are advised to keep a careful eye on children and pets so as to prevent accidental ingestation. If that occurs, residents should head to the nearest hospital as soon as possible for treatment and a shot of vitamin K which is effective as an antidote.

 

News via 上海发布

 

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Wansien Lee
Wansien Lee is the Life & Style Editor for City Weekend Shanghai. She's Malaysian by name, but funnily enough has never lived in Malaysia. She likes writing about food and travel, and will probably end up the crazy lady down the street with thirty-seven cats.

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