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How remote monitoring technology works

March 8, 2018 By
Most systems offer the ability to analyze data and view trap locations. Read more»
PMP 1953 cover

Rodents: PMP looks back at historical events

March 1, 2018 By
This month, we go way back — a few centuries or so. Read more»
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Norway rat, illustrated for the Truman's Guide. (Art: North Coast Media)

The Plague may have been triggered by man-carried pests

January 17, 2018 By
Historically, rats and their fleas are assumed to have spread the outbreaks. Read more»
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Orkin ranks top 50 ‘rattiest’ US cities

October 19, 2017 By
The markets are ranked based on the number of rodent treatments the company performed between Sept. 15, 2016, and Sept. 15, 217, including residential and commercial treatments. 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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Trapping roof rats with a sweet tooth

September 1, 2017 By
Follow the clues the rats leave behind as they feast on orange trees. At one time, three color variants of roof rats were recognized. They were known by the following subspecies names: Roof, gray-bellied or Alexandrine rat, Rattus rattus alexandrinus.... Read more»
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Rentokil project explains rat expansion

August 29, 2017 By
Rentokil has revealed how a pair of rats could produce nearly half a billion descendants in just three years. The interactive project, named “The Rise of The Rats,” visualizes the rapid rate at which rats reproduce, and warns how quickly... Read more»
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EPA clarifies use of dry ice on rats

August 23, 2017 By
Last fall, news reports surfaced of pest management professionals (PMPs) in three major U.S. cities successfully using dry ice (carbon dioxide, or CO2) to manage rats. “Dry ice is an effective way to control rats underground,” says Dr. Jim Fredericks,... 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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‘Rat café’ patrons can drink coffee, adopt rodents

May 23, 2017 By
A new pop-up café will allow patrons to interact with and adopt rats after enjoying coffee, tea and snacks in the San Francisco Dungeon, a tourist attraction where actors recreate scary historical events. “We’re obviously following all food code and... Read more»
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