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Legislation on Beacon Hill aims to more strictly regulate the way rodents are exterminated.

ATTLEBORO — A law that could change how rodent-killing pesticides are seen by the public is awaiting action on Beacon Hill.

Its author, state Rep. Jim Hawkins, D-Attleboro, says it’s not as strong a bill as he would have liked, but will still help protect pets and wildlife.

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