Rodent control experiment
For 6 consecutive years (2013 to 2019), we performed an annual rodent elimination by placing rodenticide in 3 villages and measuring rodent abundances. Simultaneously, we monitored the same outcome in 3 different villages without rodent elimination. This dual monitoring allowed us to evaluate the long-term impact of such an approach. We found the effect to be strong but short-lived: rodents re-invaded houses within 2-3 months after elimination, leading to a similar abundance one year after elimination.