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‘Rodents’

Infographic: The Growing Rodent Problem In America

Mouse By Tail

A survey was recently conducted by the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) where it has been determined that the most common pest infestations in the United States have to do with rodents; mice and rats inparticular. The NPMA is reporting that almost 1/3 of Americans (29%) have had problems with rodents at one time or another, in varying degrees, last year. The survey was conducted online in the United States by Harris Interactive on behalf of the NPMA, from November 22-26, 2013, among 2,033 adults ages 18 and older. The following infographic, put together by the NMPA, breaks down exactly what the NMPA found with their survey and offers a few… Read More

Sniper Rat Control

If you think the rat problem in New York City is bad, it’s got nothing on Tehran, the capital city of Iran. In an effort to combat the city’s massive plague of mutant super rats, rats that are resistant to pesticides, the Tehran environmental agency has deployed ten teams of rifle equipped sharp shooters to take out the hard-to-kill rodents. Sniper Teams Assembled To Control Rats Pesticide resistant super rats, which have grown to be almost as big as the common house cat; have been running amuck throughout much of Europe and the Middle East. In order to better control these rats, the environmental agency of Tehran, Iran has deployed… Read More

Reindeer Saves Rat’s Life, Spreads Holiday Cheer

“…But do you recall? The most famous reindeer of all…Shooter The Good Deed Reindeer!” Err! OK, so he may not be the most famous, but he certainly is the most thoughtful and service oriented toward rodent-kind. Shooter, resident of the Pocatello Zoo in Idaho, was seen by zoo staff awkwardly handling his water trough. The large animal, which at times can be a bit overbearing for many of the staffers, eventually was able to dip his head and gently retrieve a rat from his barrel. Shooter then laid the distressed rodent on the floor and proceeded to nudge him with his hoof until he had the strength to scurry away… Read More

NPMA Estimates 21 Million Rodents Are Seeking Food & Shelter

  Don’t invite these pest over for Thanksgiving! The National Pest Management Association continues to warn homeowners, that when the temperatures outside turn cooler, an estimated twenty-one million rodents will begin their search for warmth, water, food and shelter; to wait-out the long and cold winter months. Ideally, they will be looking to the cozy homes, offices, buildings and structures, across most of the United States and North America. Pest management experts and industry professionals have identified garages and basements, as ideal targets for rats and mice, looking to invade homes and businesses. Smaller rodents like mice, require only a quarter of an inch, to enter a home, structure or… Read More

The Norway Rat is a Brown Rat and it is Not From Norway

The brown rat, or perhaps more commonly known as the Norway rat, has been successful in populating all continents across the globe, with the exception of Antarctica; and is considered the dominant rat in Europe and much of North America. This makes it the most successful mammal on the planet, after human beings. Indeed, with rare exceptions the brown rat lives wherever humans live, particularly in urban areas. It is believed that the English naturalist and author John Berkenhout, is most likely responsible for popularizing the name “Norwegian rat.” Despite the fact that no brown rat had entered Norway at the time, Berkenhout believing that this rodent had migrated to… Read More