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’Tis the season for holiday pests

November 6, 2019 By
With so many Americans choosing storage facilities to stash holiday decor and extra belongings, these locations serve as an opportunity to spread pests from one home to another. Read more»
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Rodent exclusion is worth the effort

February 25, 2019 By
So, is it really possible to physically exclude mice by sealing up gaps and filling in holes? Read more»
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Test your rodent knowledge

February 7, 2019 By
Use these questions to see how much you really know about rodents. Questions for this rodent test were contributed by: Dr. Gary Bennett; Judy Black, BCE; Michael Broder; Doug Foster: Dr. Austin Frishman, BCE-Emeritus; Paul Hardy; Frank Meek, BCE; Dr.... Read more»
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PMPs review remote monitors

January 28, 2019 By
Last February, our cover story dove deeply into comprehensive coverage on remote monitoring systems for rodent control. While devices that are either on or coming soon to the market vary somewhat in their features and processes, generally speaking, remote monitors... Read more»
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DeepSqueak decodes rodent speak

January 22, 2019 By
We know that mice and rats socialize and vocalize, but what are they really saying? Read more»
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Pheromones in tears of baby mice could prevent breeding

November 6, 2018 By
Signals from a pheromone produced by male mice to encourage breeding, is replaced with signals from a pheromone produced by baby mice. Read more»
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McNeely Pest Control conquers infestation of 3,000 mice

November 6, 2018 By
About a year or so ago, Wayne Grush received an unusual call. The technical director of Winston-Salem, N.C.-based McNeely Pest Control was used to troubleshooting hard-to-crack accounts, but this one was a doozy: More than 3,000 field mice were infesting... Read more»
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5 questions with Larry Pinto

October 2, 2018 By
Our question-and-answer session this month focuses on Larry Pinto, who with his wife and fellow entomologist, Sandy Kraft, has published “Techletter,” a bi-weekly training newsletter for pest management technicians, since 1985. Based in Maryland, Pinto has authored or co-authored more... Read more»
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Note how the rear of this building was once maintained, but has fallen into neglect; the forest is beginning to reclaim its old territory. The vines up the back allow an easy route for mice to gain entry. Photo: Mark Sheperdigian, BCE

Conducive conditions: A different kind of mall rat

October 19, 2017 By
Strip malls offer several unique challenges to pest management. Typically, a strip mall has a number of stores unrelated to one another, sharing only a common wall and a common landlord. Sometimes they have a parking lot in back with... Read more»
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How rodents resemble squirrel monkeys

September 5, 2017 By
Rats and mice belong to the order Rodentia and family Muridae. The word rodent is derived from the French word rodere, which means “to gnaw.” Rats possess two pairs of incisor teeth — one pair in the upper jaw and... Read more»
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