Rodents

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The rodent station with something extra

November 20, 2018 By
In September, two technicians with Guaranteed Pest Control & Fertilization, Davie, Fla., were routinely inspecting rodent bait stations at an account in nearby Weston when one found a loaded clip and bullets inside one of the units. The station had... 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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Why your rodent treatment failed

September 14, 2018 By
Analyze your challenges during a rodent infestation to ensure your treatment can be successful. Read more»

Technology in rodent control offers real-time information

August 31, 2018 By
Today’s technology includes trap detection systems, which provide real-time detection of rodent activity. A typical system alerts with text and/or email, identifying which rodent station was triggered, which allows for faster removal of the rodent. Real-time information about rodent activity... Read more»
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From the archives: Pest control for an atomic age

August 24, 2018 By
In 1951, the magazine offered a take on what would happen to radiation-exposed pests in a three-part article titled. Read more»
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Understand rodent food behavior

August 22, 2018 By
A rodent’s food choice can be directly influenced by availability, taste, texture and scents of other nearby food sources, which means rodenticides need to be able to mimic lots of different food types. Soft baits, for example, typically include a... Read more»
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6 tips for managing hard-to-control rodents

August 21, 2018 By
If setting a bait station or snap trap could solve all rodent situations, the public would not need us. Read more»
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PCOC study finds rise in rodents, bed bugs statewide

July 10, 2018 By
While ants continue to be California’s most frequently reported pest problem, the state is experiencing a significant upward trend in reports of rodent and bed bug infestations, according to a survey recently released by the Pest Control Operators of California... Read more»
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