Tag: rats

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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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‘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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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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Why business owners may dread Friday afternoons

February 27, 2017 By
You’ll hear many business owners complain about Monday mornings because it seems like anything that can go wrong usually does. Someone calls in sick. A client was missed on Saturday and is venting to you about it. An oil spot... Read more»
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Gun use for rats, snakes proposed in Arizona bill

February 9, 2017 By
A new bill proposed in Arizona would allow the use of .22 caliber guns containing a special cartridge to control rats and snakes within city limits. Currently, only the use of blanks is allowed within city limits to control pests. House Bill... Read more»
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Selecting correct bait crucial for rodent infestation

February 8, 2017 By
Selecting the correct bait to use when treating for a rodent infestation is one of the most important steps in your treatment protocol. Identifying competing food sources should be one of the primary considerations when deciding upon what that “right”... Read more»
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Rodent control equipment trends to try

February 1, 2017 By
When performing a rodent site evaluation, try using an action camera for documentation. Attached to extension poles, placed on the ground or reached into areas, a camera offers different angles and views that uncover problems. You’re safe, yet still getting... Read more»
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