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Rentokil perfect the dark arts of chocolate traps for mice


Milk chocolate is a favourite with mice, Rentokil found, after baiting traps with three kinds of the confectionery: milk, white and more sophisticated dark Getty ImagesIt isn’t just humans who are partial to a nibble of Easter chocolate. Mice are mad for it too, according to the Rentokil Initial, the pest control group, but it has to be the right sort, its researchers have discovered. After a lengthy experiment on the chocolate preferences of dozens of the rodents, Rentokil has said they love milk chocolate and white chocolate but turn their whiskers up at more sophisticated dark chocolate. And the higher the cocoa solids component of the dark chocolate, which is regarded as a sign of quality for human consumers, the more the mice shun it. Rentokil, a FTSE 100 company, is one of the biggest pest control groups in the world, its workers helping to trap or kill the…


Source: The Times April 20, 2019 00:22 UTC



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