Rodents

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Rodenticide regulations may tighten in California

February 19, 2019 By
Rodenticides are on the radar of the California Department of Pesticide Regulation, the agency responsible for regulating the sale and use of pesticides. 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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Flea and tick control advised for all rodent work

February 4, 2019 By
Pest control is an effective way to protect public health. For proof, look no further than an article from the August 1960 issue of Pest Control magazine, as Pest Management Professional was known at the time, which focused on flea-... 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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Fiction: Crawley and the rats in the neighborhood

December 10, 2018 By
Publisher’s Note: This series — “The Adventures of Crawley McPherson, Bug Man” — is a work of fiction. Crawley McPherson and all other characters in this series are products of the author’s imagination or used fictitiously. All names, places, locations... Read more»
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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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