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New York's Rat Population Smaller Than Believed, Researcher Says

11/10/2014

Jonathan Auerbach, a Ph.D. candidate at Columbia University, is challenging the "one rat per person" claim by delving into open data, in this case the Department of Health's trove of 311 calls for rodent sightings. More

Chicago Holds Top Spot on Orkin's 'Rattiest Cities' List

10/29/2014

Orkin released its top 20 rattiest cities. The markets are ranked by the number of rodent treatments the company performed in 2013. More

Study Examines Disease Potential of NYC's Rats

10/17/2014

Columbia University researchers spent a year collecting 133 rats in Manhattan. They found that the specimens were carrying food-borne illnesses like salmonella, as well as fever-inducing illnesses. More

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NPMA Announces Opening for Director of Regulatory Affairs Position

The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) is seeking a qualified regulatory affairs professional to direct the day-to-day management and execution of NPMA’s federal and state regulatory affairs programs

Fruit Flies Learn From Others, Researchers Say

When female fruit flies have to decide where to lay their eggs, they take their lead from what they see most others in their group do, new research shows.

May Berenbaum Receives New Species of Cockroach Named After Her

During Entomology 2014, ESA’s annual meeting in Portland, Ore., Dr. Berenbaum was presented with specimens of a new cockroach named after her.

Donald Sterling Sued Over Bed Bugs

Former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling faces a new lawsuit, over an alleged bed bug infestation at one of the apartments he owns, according to Courthouse News Service.

Florida Harvester Ants Regularly Relocate

The ants move and construct a similar subterranean nest about once a year, according to new research from Florida State University.

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