Micedrop over DOD jungles underway
by Krystal Paco
Guam - Dead mice baits filled with popular over the counter drug acetaminophen are dropping over the jungle sites within DOD's Andersen Air Force Base.
In a release issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the micedrop started in September and will continue for 16 months in an effort to reduce the island's brown treesnake population.
Helicopters will drop the dead baits, which are attached to biodegradable corn starch streamers designed to snag onto the branches of tree canopies where snakes feed.
The $1.3 million project is a partnership between the USDA, the Department of Defense, the Department of the Interior, and the Guam Department of Agriculture.