Tag: rats

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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Photo: Mark Sheperdigian, BCE

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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Photo submitted by Joe Wludyga; Wikimedia Commons/CSIRO

Brooklyn man says drum-playing eliminated rat infestation

April 25, 2017 By
Property owner Solomon Shlomo of Brooklyn, N.Y., claims he scared off rats infesting his building by playing the drums, according to The Brooklyn Paper. His building in Brooklyn’s Park Slope neighborhood was inspected by the city’s health department twice following a... Read more»
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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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Photo: Marty Whitford

‘Doc’ Frishman delivers PMP Growth Summit keynote

April 6, 2017 By
The venerable ‘Doc’ Frishman spoke, and Summit attendees listened. Longtime Pest Management Professional (PMP) columnist Dr. Austin M. Frishman, BCE-Emeritus, PMP Hall of Fame Class of 2002, is known for inspiring and mentoring generations of pest management professionals (PMPs). Whether... Read more»
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Photo: Eric Scherzinger

What’s the most notable encounter you’ve had in a crawlspace?

March 20, 2017 By
“When I was out on an inspection in a crawlspace, it looked like it was raining mudtubes from the floor joists. I then looked up and realized the floor was sagging from the people standing above me. I got out... 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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Share rodent control precautions with customers

March 1, 2017 By
Placing a little more bait or a few extra traps around your accounts will not do what it takes to meet your customers’ expectations for rodent control. Help them minimize rodent problems by teaching them to take the following precautions:... Read more»
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