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2014-04-18 23:00:32

Rodent Guys is now servicing Ontario and Chino, CA for rat and rodent control. Their new rat removal services include rat trapping and attic cleaning. Ontario and Chino, 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...

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...

2014-04-11 15:08:25

Schizophrenia is a severe disease for which there is still no effective medical treatment. In an attempt to understand exactly what happens in the brain of schizophrenic people, researchers from the University of Southern Denmark have analysed proteins in the brains of rats that have been given hallucinogenic drugs. This may pave the way for new and better medicines. Seven per cent of the adult population suffer from schizophrenia, and although scientists have tried for centuries to...

Brain Region Responsible For Resisting Alcohol's Allure
2014-04-04 08:00:27

University of Utah Health Sciences University of Utah neuroscientists finds the lateral habenula controls sensitivity to the negative effects of drinking alcohol As recovering spring breakers are regretting binge drinking escapades, it may be hard for them to appreciate that there is a positive side to the nausea, sleepiness, and stumbling. University of Utah neuroscientists report that when a region of the brain called the lateral habenula is chronically inactivated in rats, they...

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...


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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...

Jamaican Rice Rat, Oryzomys antillarum
2012-07-04 11:09:29

The Jamaican rice rat (Oryzomys antillarum) is an extinct species of rodent that was once found in Jamaica. This rat is thought to have been a divergence of O. couesi, which can be found in mainland Central America. It is thought that this rat went extinct in the late 19th century due to habitat destruction and by predation and competition from introduced species like the mongoose and the brown rat. Elliott Coues noted two specimens of Oryzomys in his 1877 monograph about North American...

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...

Greater Cane Rat, Thryonomys swinderianus
2012-05-16 12:22:36

The greater cane rat (Thryonomys swinderianus) is one of two species of cane rats found in Africa. They prefer to reside in reed beds or riverbanks south of the Saharan Desert. They have adapted well to urbanization and will also live on plantations. The nocturnal greater cane rat lives in small groups that are led by one alpha male and will make their burrows underground or in grasses. The diet of this cane rat consists of cane plants and grasses. When frightened, the greater cane rat will...

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  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
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