August 16, 2017 in Native Birds by HEH Remove rats from Lehua Island. Spread the loveLehua rat removal: risk minimal, benefits huge. Sometimes sincere environmentalists are blinded by their prejudices. Our ecosystems are complex and often doing nothing is the biggest mistake we can make. People who are concerned about pesticide contamination are willing to let rats wipe out the wildlife of Lehua Island. The overwhelming benefits of removing rats seems far more important than the minute possibility of damage from use of a rat poison. Click here for a position paper the Conservation Council for Hawaii published a few years ago about rat and mongoose control.