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Vermin (Government Departments)

Volume 476: debated on Monday 26 June 1950

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asked the Minister of Works to what extent adhesive varnish traps are used for catching rats and mice in Government offices; and whether this method is advised by the Infestation Control Division of the Ministry of Agriculture.

Rats and mice on Government property are destroyed by whatever method my experts consider best suited to the conditions, and in some instances adhesive varnish is used. I understand that this method is one of those recognised by the Ministry of Agriculture.