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Restaurants test our rodent readiness

October 21, 2020 By
Rats and mice have challenged PMPs for centuries, but in 2020, it seems circumstances have upped the stakes even more. Keep fighting the good fight. Read more»

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»

Data drive recommendations for roof rat control

September 16, 2020 By
A study funded by the Pest Management Foundation shed light on data-driven approaches that PMPs can use to improve their treatment methods for roof rats. 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»

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»
Note how the rear of this building was once maintained, but has fallen into neglect; the forest is beginning to reclaim its old territory. The vines up the back allow an easy route for mice to gain entry. Photo: Mark Sheperdigian, BCE

Conducive conditions: A different kind of mall rat

October 19, 2017 By
Strip malls offer several unique challenges to pest management. Typically, a strip mall has a number of stores unrelated to one another, sharing only a common wall and a common landlord. Sometimes they have a parking lot in back with... 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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Roof Rats’ Top 10 Favorite Cities

October 27, 2016 By
In autumn many outdoor pests scurry inside when their food sources in the wild begin to dry up. The roof rat (aka black rat or ship rat) is a perfect example. They typically gain access to homes and other structures... Read more»
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