New technology targets brown treesnakes from the air

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Wildlife Services program has launched a new tool to combat invasive brown treesnakes on Guam, according to a Sept. 26 release.

The technology uses acetaminophen-treated dead mouse baits attached to biodegradable streamer-like cartridges. Launched from a helicopter or airplane, the baits are designed to snag in trees where the snakes feed.

The project was done in collaboration with the government of Guam, Department of Defense, the Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service . . .

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