"Super rats" are becoming immune to legal rat poisons

So-called 'super rats' are invading whole areas across the UK according to new research by the University of Reading. The study shows that a new mutant strain of rodents are becoming immune to legally available rat poisons.

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Scientists warn of increasing number of 'super rats'

So-called 'super rats' are invading whole areas across the UK according to new research. The study shows that a new mutant strain of rodents are becoming immune to legally available rat poisons.

The problem is becoming worse day by day, as the rats continue to eat the bait without being affected. The interviewee is Dr Colin Prescott, Director of the Vertebrate Pests Unit, University of Reading.