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Originally native to northern China, these rats have spread across every continent except Antarctica. As numerous other species decline, rats appear to be thriving — most obviously in our cities. Except if you are in Alberta. Home to the cities of Calgary and Edmonton, and with a population of about 4.
So how did an area the size of Texas achieve a feat unparalleled anywhere in the world? Was it luck or the result of strategic genius? Geography certainly played a role — for a large area, there are few potential entry zones.
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The southern border with Montana is mountainous and too sparsely populated for rats to spread. That leaves defence of the eastern border. Rats arrived on the east coast of North America in the late 18th Century and slowly spread west, reaching neighbouring Saskatchewan in the s. By the time they hit our border, we had a department of health and a department of agriculture, and we had a system ready that we could actually do something.
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And they did. Rats were declared a pest in , making rat control mandatory. Poison was used to kill rats that had made it into Alberta and to treat buildings that might shelter them in a strip km long and km wide along the eastern border. A rat control zone was established it remains in place today and pest control officers PCOs appointed to police it. In parallel, a public education drive began.
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