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Metro tries to stamp out pests

THE city's health authority will team up with the Metro operator to reduce mosquitoes and rats in subway stations.

Experts from the Shanghai Center for Disease Control and Prevention said yesterday they will conduct spot checks in up to six stations on each Metro line to figure out the density, habitats and breeding places of the species and work out a plan to reduce their populations.

Metro stations and tunnels provide an ideal environment for mosquitoes to thrive. They have become a problem at stations above ground as puddles of water on tracks and outside stations make ideal breeding places, health officials said.

Experts said the peak season for mosquitoes is approaching and their density is rising quickly along with the temperature.


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