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Tag: house mouse


Mouse trouble? Up your game

November 20, 2020 By
Have you had more trouble than usual with house mice (Mus musculus)? If we see mouse behavior change, our own behavior will need to change accordingly. Read more»
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The Hunger Games: Rodents scavenge for food

October 7, 2020 By
As the pandemic reduces restaurant waste, rodents scavenge for food and PMPs work to understand, predict and adapt to reported changes in rodent behavior. Read more»

Chemotecnica 2020 event goes virtual, features 2 U.S. speakers

August 4, 2020 By
The 2020 edition of Jornadas Técnicas para Empresas de Control de Plagas will still take place Aug. 19-20, but online instead of in-person due to COVID-19. Read more»
Commensal — “sharing one’s table” — rodents include the house mouse, the roof rat and the Norway rat. PHOTO: DENJA1/ISTOCK / GETTY IMAGES PLUS/GETTY IMAGES

Get to know your commensal rodents

March 22, 2020 By
A thorough understanding of the physical abilities of rodents is useful when designing a control program. Learn the five senses of rodents. Read more»

Gauge your knowledge of rodents

February 28, 2020 By
How well do you know rodents? We have compiled ten questions from pest management experts. See if you can pass this tech test. Read more»

Chemotecnica’s Jornadas Técnicas Integrales para Empresas de Control de Plagas

July 15, 2019 By
Andy Linares, founder of Bug Off Pest Control, shares details of his trip to Chemotecnica's 2019 Jornadas Técnicas para Empresas de Control de Plagas. Read more»
Norway rat, illustrated for the Truman's Guide. (Art: North Coast Media)

‘Truman’s’ lists rodent-transmitted diseases, health issues

April 13, 2017 By
Author’s Note: Information is taken from Truman’s Scientific Guide to Pest Management Operations, which is available at the PMP Bookstore. Chapter 17 of the Truman’s Guide is titled “Rats and Mice” — and focuses mostly on three commensal rodents in... Read more»
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House mouse: The mightiest of mammals?

February 21, 2017 By
The house mouse (Mus musculus) is the model rodent for the cartoon icon Mighty Mouse, and its abilities are practically in the superhero range. To customers, though, it might look more like a supervillain. For example, a house mouse develops... 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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Top 10 nuisance wildlife for Critter Control franchise

August 26, 2016 By
Climate and location can determine which wildlife is the biggest nuisance for Critter Control throughout the year. The following list is the most applicable for spring and summer: Raccoons are nocturnal mammals common throughout North America. Besides the native northern... Read more»
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