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2014-04-18 23:00:29

Rodent Guys has expanded their service area into Upland and Claremont, CA for rat pest control and attic cleaning. Claremont and Upland, CA (PRWEB) April 18, 2014 Rat and rodent infestations are common in house attics and crawlspaces in Southern California homes. These animals are unsanitary and carry diseases that are unhealthy for humans. These rodents also chew wiring and other materials causing significant damage if not eradicated immediately. This makes rat removal in Upland and...

2014-04-01 23:27:27

The Science Museum of Virginia is celebrating March Ratness on April 3, 2014. The Museum's Rat Basketball Association will be representing the final four NCAA teams in this unique tournament. Richmond, VA (PRWEB) April 01, 2014 Ever wonder what rats do in their spare time? The Science Museum of Virginia has been concerned about rat recreation for many years – employing classical and operant conditioning techniques to enable our rodent friends the ability to enjoy the game of...

2014-03-25 23:00:04

New DIY Kit provides at home solutions from the “go to” experts for one-stop rodent solutions. The Kit offers tools and instructions in one complete package for every aspect of effective home rodent (rats, mice) control, featuring the advanced, professional technology created by the five-star rated company. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 26, 2014 Rodents Stop, the “go to” experts for one-stop rodent solutions, announces their upcoming “Rodents Stop Do It Yourself! “One Stop”...

Research Maze Projects Images On The Floor
2014-02-27 15:23:13

Brown University A rodent in a maze is a staple — even a stereotype — of experimental psychology research. But the maze in the lab of Rebecca Burwell, professor of cognitive, linguistic, and psychological sciences at Brown University, is not your grandfather's apparatus. In a new video article published in the Journal of Visualized Experiments, Burwell's research group demonstrates in full detail how the maze can be used to perform automated visual cognitive research tasks with great...

2014-01-31 12:25:03

Terminix Identifies Most Rodent-Infested Cities MEMPHIS, Tenn., Jan. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Shaping up to be one of the coldest winters in memory, the recent polar vortex is driving both people and rodents indoors. Today, Terminix, the world's largest pest control provider, released its list of most rodent-infested cities, with San Francisco taking the top spot. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110824/CL56999LOGO) Based on Terminix call volume, the most rodent-infested cities...

2014-01-16 23:26:29

Rodent Guys has expanded their Rat Removal and attic cleaning services to Pasadena and Arcadia, CA. Pasadena and Arcadia (PRWEB) January 16, 2014 Rat and rodent infestations are common in house attics and crawlspaces in Southern California homes. These animals are unsanitary and carry diseases that are unhealthy for humans. These rodents also chew wiring and other materials causing significant damage if not eradicated immediately. This makes rat removal in Pasadena and Arcadia, CA...

2014-01-15 23:02:15

Rodent Guys has announced their services are now offered in La Verne and Pomona for rat control and attic cleaning and sanitizing. La Verne and Pomona, CA (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 Rat and rodent infestations are common in house attics and crawlspaces in Southern California homes. These animals are unsanitary and carry diseases that are unhealthy for humans. These rodents also chew wiring and other materials causing significant damage if not eradicated immediately. This makes rat removal...

2014-01-15 23:01:52

Rodent Guys Pest Control is now offering their premier rodent control and rat extermination service for Duarte and Monrovia, CA. Monrovia and Duarte, CA (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 Rat and rodent infestations are common in house attics and crawlspaces in Southern California homes. These animals are unsanitary and carry diseases that are unhealthy for humans. These rodents also chew wiring and other materials causing significant damage if not eradicated immediately. This makes rat removal in...

2014-01-14 23:29:30

Rodent Guys are the rodent specialist of Southern California and are now offering rat extermination service in Whittier and Hacienda Heights. Hacienda Heights and Whittier, CA (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 Rat and rodent infestations are common in house attics and crawlspaces in Southern California homes. These animals are unsanitary and carry diseases that are unhealthy for humans. These rodents also chew wiring and other materials causing significant damage if not eradicated immediately....

Social Experience Creates Empathetic, Pro-social Behavior In Rats
2014-01-14 11:22:21

[ Watch The Video: Social Experiences Determine Whether Rats Will Help Strangers ] University of Chicago Medical Center Rats will help a stranger in distress only if they have had prior social experience with the type of the unfamiliar individual Empathy-driven behavior has been observed in rats who will free trapped companions from restrainers. This behavior also extends toward strangers, but requires prior, positive social interactions with the type (strain) of the unfamiliar...


Latest Old World rats and mice Reference Libraries

Striped Field Mouse, Apodemus agrarius
2012-07-27 12:43:51

The striped field mouse (Apodemus agrarius) has a range that extends from Eastern Europe to Japan, and includes Siberia and Taiwan. It prefers a habitat within cornfields and other agricultural fields or human populated areas, and forests. It has many synonyms, or other names, including Apodemus albostriatus given by Bechstein in 1801 and Apodemus volgensis given by Kuznetzov in 1944. This mouse can reach an average body length of up to 4.9 inches, with a tail length of up to 3.5 inches...

Armored Rat, Hoplomys gymnurus
2012-07-17 14:40:46

The armored rat (Hoplomys gymnurus) is the only species within the Hoplomys genus. It is native to Latin America, with a range that extends from northern Honduras into northwestern Ecuador. It prefers a habitat at altitudes of up to 2,600 feet. It resides in burrows that can be up to 6.6 feet in length, and these burrows are typically located near a water source. The armored rat bears spines across its back, resembling a porcupine, and indeed, they are more related to the porcupine than...

Barbary Striped Grass Mouse, Lemniscomys barbarous
2012-06-25 17:15:04

The Barbary striped grass mouse (Lemniscomys barbarous) is native to northwest Africa. Its range includes Algeria, Tunisia, and coastal Morocco. It was thought that this range also included Sub-Saharan Africa, although the populations occurring here are now considered a distinct species known as Heuglin's Striped Grass Mouse. Along with Heuglin's and Hoogstral's Striped Grass Mouse, the Barbary striped grass mouse bears fur that is both darkly and lightly striped, while most other members...

Sand Rat, Psammomys obesus
2012-06-20 16:14:18

The sand rat (Psammomys obesus), also known as the fat sand rat, is found in North Africa, as well as the Middle East. Its range extended from Mauritania to the Arabian Peninsula. It prefers habitats within sandy deserts, but it can be found within saline marsh areas and areas with rocky ground. It will burrow under vegetation like saltbushes, where rats can often be found foraging. There are many medical uses for the sand rat. Because of their tendency to get diabetes mellitus when fed a...

Maned Rat, Lophiomys imhausi
2012-05-23 13:57:55

The maned rat (Lophiomys imhausi), also known as the crested rat, has a range that includes Tanzania, Sudan, South Sudan, Kenya, and Uganda. It prefers a habitat located in highland forests and woodlands in these areas, while in Somalia and Ethiopia it prefers to reside in areas nearly at sea level. These rats will nest in hollow tree trunks or rocky areas, as well as within cliff-faces. The maned rat can reach a length of up to twenty-one inches, including the tail. The soft undercoat of...

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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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