Some Myths about Rodents

Few pests generate as many persistent myths as do pest rodents and their management. Who hasn’t heard stories about “rats as big as cats,” and how some rodenticides supposedly make rodents go outside to drink, or perhaps allegedly mummify them? Here are some of my favorite myths: MYTH: SEWER RATS ARE DIFFERENT FROM WHARF RATS.…

Cockroaches: Common or Controversial

Cockroaches: Common or Controversial?  By Dr. Stuart Mitchell Traced back over 200 million years through the fossil record, cockroaches are primitive, but their diversity is almost unrivaled. Globally, over 4,000 species of cockroaches exist. Pest pressures are represented by about 50 species. Pestiferous species originate from tropical countries. Resulting from international travel and trade importation,…