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2014-10-13 08:22:37

ATLANTA, Oct. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pest control leader Orkin released its top 20 rattiest cities. The markets are ranked by the number of rodent treatments the company performed in 2013. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141010/151520 1. Chicago 11. Dallas-Ft. Worth 2. Los Angeles 12. Denver 3. Washington, D.C.-Hagerstown 13. Houston 4. New York 14. Atlanta 5. San Francisco-Oak-San Jose 15....

2014-08-19 23:11:19

Rodents infiltrate human homes seeking shelter from the elements but these wild animals can bring deadly diseases with them. Atticare, insulation contractors in New Jersey, announced today a new deal designed to help. Secaucus, NJ (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 When the air begins to get colder, animals start their preparations for winter. Bears begin eating for hibernation, birds begin their long migrations south, and rodents search for shelter. Unfortunately for humans, rodents often find...

2014-06-29 23:01:12

Poison-resistant “super rats” are being reported in Britain as the rat population booms in New York. Bird-X, alternative pest control experts for 50 years, reports. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 29, 2014 Why the sudden spike in the news about rats in Europe and America? Bird-X investigates the headlines. Reported in The Telegraph on June 27, poison-resistant “super rats” are quickly breeding in the UK and are expected to outnumber the area’s human population by next year. The article...

2014-06-16 08:23:32

LANSING, Mich., June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Neogen Corporation (Nasdaq: NEOG) announced today that it has signed an exclusive licensing agreement with SenesTech, Inc., to manufacture and market a rodent control product that uses fertility control to manage rat populations. The innovative product would complement Neogen's existing portfolio of rodenticides. With the new technology, chronic rat infestations could be managed using a combination of currently existing rodenticides to...

2014-06-06 23:03:38

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced the cancellation of 12 popular rodent control products that do not comply with its safety standards. Bird-X explains why this matter should be of immediate public concern. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 06, 2014 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) just announced that 12 popular d-CON rat and mouse poison products must cease production, beginning June 2014 (source). These products do not comply with EPA safety standards –...

2014-05-14 23:10:44

Clean Crawls Releases an eBook advising homeowners about the best ways to remove rodents from their homes and crawlspaces. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) May 14, 2014 Rodents are a common problem for many rural and urban homeowners alike in the Pacific Northwest. Removing them can be an arduous chore. Clean Crawls makes this process simple in their recently released ebook. The ebook, titled, “Removing Rodents the Right Way” describes in detail the entire process of pest control, start to...

2014-05-01 23:13:10

Clean Crawls, a Seattle-based crawl space cleaning and attic insulation company, recently released an infographic explaining the four most effective methods of getting rid of rodents. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) May 01, 2014 In a recently released infographic entitled, “Four Ways to Trap a Mouse,” Clean Crawls explains four humane and effective methods for ridding homes of those unwanted, little pests. According to the article, “Sealing your crawl space against rodents and other critters...

Decrease In Large Wildlife Populations Drives Increase In Rodent-borne Disease And Risk To Humans
2014-04-29 03:30:12

Smithsonian Populations of large wildlife are declining around the world, while zoonotic diseases (those transmitted from animals to humans) are on the rise. A team of Smithsonian scientists and colleagues have discovered a possible link between the two. They found that in East Africa, the loss of large wildlife directly correlated with a significant increase in rodents, which often carry disease-causing bacteria dangerous to humans. The team's research is published in the Proceedings of...

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...


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African Pygmy Mouse, Mus minutoides
2012-05-15 07:41:59

The African pygmy mouse (Mus minutoides) can be found in the sub-Saharan areas of Africa. This mouse, perhaps the smallest of all rodents, can also be found living as pets around the world. Being social creatures, African pygmy mice will live in colonies preferably around water in grassy areas. When kept as pets, the mice cannot be left alone. Although the underbelly of the African pygmy mouse is a pale white, the rest of fur is colored reddish orange. The triangular ears, although small,...

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2007-06-25 10:10:28

The Patagonian Mara, Dolichotis patagonum, is a relatively large rodent found in Central and Southern Argentina. Maras inhabit arid grasslands and scrub desert. Maras like to live in burrows and will occasionally inhabit burrows that already exist from other animals. They are herbivorous. The Patagonian Mara is from the Family Caviidae, which includes cavies, such as their larger relative the capybara, and guinea pigs. Patagonian Maras are closely related to the other member of the...

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2007-06-25 09:52:12

The Little Swan Island Hutia, Geocapromys thoracatus, was native to Little Swan Island, off north-eastern Honduras in the Caribbean. The ancestors of the species may have been carried to the island from Jamaica, 5,000-7,000 years ago. It may have been a subspecies of the Jamaican hutia (Geocapromys browni). The Little Swan Island Hutia was a slow-moving, guinea pig-like rodent and probably emerged from caves and limestone crevices to forage on bark, small twigs and leaves. It was fairly...

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2007-06-25 09:47:57

The African Pouched Rat, Cricetomys emini, also known as Emin's Rat, is a large rodent in the muroid super family. It is related to the Gambian Pouched Rat. They are native to Africa and are found along the edges of forests and along the plains. Emin's rats are actually better climbers than their better known Gambian pouch rat cousins. These pouched rats are named for having cheek pouches much like a hamster. The African Pouched Rat has a distinct line of color difference between their...

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2006-12-26 10:49:42

Chinchillas and their relative's viscachas are small, twilight rodents native to the Andes Mountains in South America. They belong to the family Chinchillidae. Chinchilla fur is considered the softest in the world and is thirty times softer than human hair. Chinchillas must regularly bathe in dust or volcanic ash to remove oil and moisture that gathers in their thick fur. They have the highest fur density of any land animal with more than 20,000 hairs per square cm. Their fur is so dense...

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