Rodents

Rentokil Project Tracks How Quickly Rats Breed

Rentokil Project Tracks How Quickly Rats Breed

March 24, 2017

The company 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 a rat infestation can spiral out of control. Read More

Children's Asthma Symptoms Improve Through Family Education

Children's Asthma Symptoms Improve Through Family Education

March 8, 2017

New research compared professional pest management treatments plus education with education alone and found no significant differences in asthma symptoms or mouse allergen exposure between the two groups. Both groups, however, saw substantial reductions in mouse allergen levels and substantial improvements in asthma. Read More

Orkin Canada Lists Ontario's Rattiest Cities

Orkin Canada Lists Ontario's Rattiest Cities

January 24, 2017

Toronto took the top spot in the recent Orkin survey. The findings were based on the number of commercial and residential rat and mice treatments carried out by Orkin Canada between Jan. 1, 2016 to Dec. 31, 2016. Read More

Video: America's Rat Tree

Video: America's Rat Tree

December 6, 2016

In a video from EHS Pest Services, noted rodentologist Dr. Bobby Corrigan examines what he describes as the "rattiest tree" he's ever seen. The beautiful old tree, located at the Boston Common, near the state house, was filled with Norway rat burrows. Read More

EPA Addresses Use of Dry Ice to Control Rodents

EPA Addresses Use of Dry Ice to Control Rodents

November 30, 2016

As reported in the USA Today, EPA reached out to state agencies in Illinois, Massachusetts, New York and elsewhere in recent months to make clear that federal guidelines prohibit the use of dry ice for rat abatement because the deadly treatment is not registered with the federal agency as required. Read More

Video: Rat Uses Open Sewer Pipe to Gain Basement Entrance

Video: Rat Uses Open Sewer Pipe to Gain Basement Entrance

November 4, 2016

Timothy Madere, special projects coordinator/pest control specialist for the City of New Orleans Mosquito, Rodent, and Termite Control Board, submitted video footage of a rat using an open sewer pipe to gain entrance into a basement. Madere is a featured speaker at Wednesday's, PCT Rodent Control Virtual Conference, along with Bobby Corrigan, Stephen Gates and Scott McNeely. Read More