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Worse Than Bed Bugs?

Worse Than Bed Bugs?

It may be hard to imagine anything worse than bed bugs and the psychological torture they can inflict. They're itchy, they're gross, and they can reproduce and spread easier than most any other parasite. But meet the rat mite.
What Are The Risks of Using Rat Poison?

What Are The Risks of Using Rat Poison?

Guest Blog By Amanda Prather of RatPoisonFacts.org Rats are never a welcomed guests in our homes and other buildings surrounding our property. Th...
The California Rodenticides Ban: What You Need To Know About Using Rat Poison

The California Rodenticides Ban: What You Need To Know About Using Rat Poison

Find out what you need to know regarding the recent rodenticides bans (AB 1788) in the state of California.
How Rats Can Harm Cats & Dogs

How Rats Can Harm Cats & Dogs

Most people are surprised to learn that while dogs and cats are usually seen as a natural enemy of rodents, rats can present a number of health pr...
How To Identify A Rat Nest

How To Identify A Rat Nest

Rats are commonly known to cause damage property, spread infections, and contaminating food and animal feeds. They can also bring with them other ...
How to Kill Rats Without Harming Dogs

How to Kill Rats Without Harming Dogs

Having an infestation of mice or rats in your house or home can be a nuisance. These rodents bring discomfort, property damage, and contamination and pose a health risk to you, your family, and your pets.
How To Get Rid of Rodents in Your Car or Truck

How To Get Rid of Rodents in Your Car or Truck

Rodents have their purpose in the web of life, but that doesn't mean you want them in your vehicle for any reason. Once they take up residence in ...
Why Rats Aren't Eating Your Bait (Food Competition)

Why Rats Aren't Eating Your Bait (Food Competition)

To catch a sneaky rat, you must rely on traps with bait. The most used types of bait include cheese, peanut butter, bacon, cereals, or meats. However, vermin are a bit picky. You might get one to bite on a hunk of cheese, but another might pass it on by.
Rodent-Attracting Plants to Avoid Putting in Your Garden

Rodent-Attracting Plants to Avoid Putting in Your Garden

Guest Blog by Arnie Dorr Planting some greenery is a great way to combat those COVID-19 blues that come from self-quarantine.  Social distancing i...
The Ratpocalypse is Here - Why Rat Populations Are Booming During The COVID-19 Pandemic

The Ratpocalypse is Here - Why Rat Populations Are Booming During The COVID-19 Pandemic

Warning: Some images included in this article may not be appropriate for all readers. The recent COVID-19 pandemic has emptied city streets all...
The Evolution of the Rat

The Evolution of the Rat

A study by the University of California researchers in San Diego shows how human beings, rodents, and mice have the same number of genes. Nevertheless, their genetic structure is significantly different. 
What Is Hantavirus & Should You Be Worried About It?

What Is Hantavirus & Should You Be Worried About It?

Viruses, Rodents and Your Well-Being in the Modern Era  People in this day and age have so many concerns that relate to diseases that are highly i...

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