Rat Poison

(Credit: CBS)

City Expanding Computer Technology To Get Rid Of Rats

Rat poison might still be the best way to get rid of scurrying vermin, but knowing where to place the bait is a big challenge, one city officials believe can be solved with a 21st century approach: computerized data analysis.


Someone has been leaving squirrel poison out on the North Side of Chicago and some dogs have become sick and died from eating it. It looks like rat poison, but contains more food substance, so pets might mistake it for a treat. (Credit: CBS)

Pet Owners Worried About Squirrel Poison Traps On North Side

Pet stores and veterinarians on the North Side are sending out a warning: someone is putting squirrel poison where dogs can get it, and it has killed some dogs already.

CBS 2–03/21/2012