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Mice populations booming around Vermont

September 20, 2018

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Exterminators around Vermont say business is much busier this year amid a suspected boom in the local mouse population.

The Vermont Department of Health does not keep track of the mouse population but said the rise in sightings makes sense. WCAX-TV reports state biologists say there was an uptick in seed production last year that most likely led to a boom in the mouse population around the state.

Biologist Scott Darling says seed production is down this year, so it’s likely the mouse population will fall next year.

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Information from: WCAX-TV, http://www.wcax.com

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