Tag: roof rat

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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