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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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Door sweeps: Where insects fail, rodents succeed

July 4, 2017 By
Door sweeps are an important tool for exclusion, but there is a difference between insect-proof and rodent-proof. If insects were our only concern, this pair of door sweeps would be a perfect solution. If a pen can get through a... Read more»
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Pest nightmare: When mice invade your home turf

April 21, 2017 By
Just like how the cobbler’s son runs barefoot, and the barber’s son needs a haircut, my house mouse nightmare happened under my own roof. Don’t mice realize I’ve been a pest management professional for decades? My house is on a... Read more»
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Rodent control: Understand habits, biology

March 8, 2017 By
Rodent control can sometimes be a tricky business. Rodents adapt well to any environment, and are very intelligent creatures. As cooler weather arrives, mice and rats begin to search for warmer environments. However, the truth is rodents generally are a... Read more»
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Why house mouse device placement matters

January 20, 2017 By
When it comes to Mus musculus management, one of the most important rules of thumb is to place bait stations, traps or other control devices where house mice are active. This recommendation might sound elementary, but it’s worth the extra... Read more»
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Quick updates on fireflies, mice and mosquitoes

August 25, 2016 By
Did you know? Fireflies (lampyridae) are on the decline, magnets make mice happy and a new lotion that smells good to humans repels Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. Read more»
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