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School handles problem with mice

Food no longer allowed in classes

Published: Saturday, March 23, 2013 1:15 a.m. CDT

AMBOY – Amboy High School has largely taken care of its mice problem.

The school began dealing with rodents this past fall, but since then, the problem has “almost been completely” eliminated, Superintendent Jeff Thake said Friday.

“I learned a lot about mice,” he said. “More than I cared to know.”

Last year, a long spell of dry weather likely caused the presence of mice at the school, Thake said. The school worked with Orkin, a pest control company, to deal with the rodents.

One of the key solutions was to remove food sources at the school.

“We made it policy that no food or drink other than water could be brought into classrooms,” Thake said.

The school also used glue mousetraps.

The problem appeared to be largely solved this month, he reported.

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