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Planning rodent control for Boston's artery/tunnel project

  • Author(s): Colvin, Bruce A.
  • Ashton, A. Daniel
  • McCartney, Willard C.
  • Jackson, William B.
  • et al.

A comprehensive rodent control program is being planned for a $4.4 billion highway-construction project in Boston, MA. This IPM program will include broad participation by project personnel, city and state agencies, and community groups. Surveys, public education, and sanitation improvements will begin more than a year before construction; baiting will begin approximately 3 months before construction. All control activities will be maintained until construction is complete. Mitigation of community impacts during construction projects is a growing concern, and improved approaches to construction-related rodent control are needed.

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