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  • Starving Rats Are Cannibalizing Each Other Amid The Coronavirus Pandemic

    04/13/2020 5:02:14 PM PDT · by chief lee runamok · 62 replies
    daily caller ^ | 04/13/2020 | Jason Hopkin
    As thousands of restaurants across the country close down over the coronavirus pandemic and stop discarding their leftovers outside, rats are becoming so starving that they are resorting to all out battles and even cannibalism to survive, according to a rodentologist.
  • Where Wild Turkeys Are So Bold They Knock on the Door for Food

    11/14/2019 12:15:11 AM PST · by Viking2002 · 53 replies
    NY Slimes, Via MSN ^ | 11/14/19 | Tracey Tully
    TOMS RIVER, N.J. — There was a time when Don Kliem enjoyed feeding sunflower seeds and millet to the wild turkeys that wandered near his ranch-style house in Toms River, N.J., a coastal town about 75 miles south of New York. “But then they got very bold,” said Mr. Kliem, 81. “They would knock on the door — peck on it to get our attention.”
  • Eradicating invasive California swamp rats will cost millions, lawmaker says

    09/26/2019 6:52:58 AM PDT · by Boomer · 32 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 9/26/19 | James Leggate
    Why drain the whole swamp when you can just eradicate the giant invasive rats? Rep. Josh Harder, a California Democrat, brought a dead nutria — commonly referred to as a “swamp rat” — to a congressional hearing this week as he sought support for a bill that would direct $7 million to help eradicate the invasive rodent species from his state.
  • BUGGED OUT Deadly ‘super mosquitoes that are even tougher’ accidentally created by scientists

    09/18/2019 7:34:47 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 34 replies
    The Sun UK ^ | 17 Sep 2019, 17:49Updated: 18 Sep 2019, 15:21 | Charlotte Edwards, Digital Technology and Science Reporter
    FULL TITLE: BUGGED OUT Deadly ‘super mosquitoes that are even tougher’ accidentally created by scientists after bungled experiment ============================================================ GENETICALLY modified mosquitoes that were designed by scientists to help populations decrease are actually thriving. This is according to new research that claims the plan to create gene-hacked mosquitoes that have offspring which die immediately has spectacularly backfired and now scientists don't know what will happen next. he modified mosquitoes were released in Jacobina in Brazil and were supposed to mix with the local population and decrease numbers with their weak offspring genetics. Although the wild population did plummet for a...
  • California's Rat Problem Is Still Out Of Control, and Now Sacramento Dems Want to...Ban Rat Poison?

    08/28/2019 4:28:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies ^ | August 28, 2019 | Matt Vespa
    California’s decades-long affair with liberal politics has brought disease—literally. Rats are overrunning parts of the state. It’s only amplified by the rising homelessness crisis. For a region of the country that is smug, wealthy, and condescending to no end about how great they are—they do have a lot of bums in the street, fecal matter in the street, and hypodermic needles in the street. San Francisco is covered in crap. And the solution is quite simple: clean up the damn cities. But that would mean be mean to homeless people or something. Well, they’re ground zero for the rat infestation,...
  • Rat-Infested Cities, Pest Control Industry Concerned With California State Rat Poison Ban

    07/23/2019 9:44:51 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 32 replies
    KPIX-TV ^ | July 23, 2019 | Staff
    California is moving toward an all-out rat poison ban statewide. AB-1788 cleared the State Assembly earlier this summer. But the problem with the ban is that some California cities are being overrun by rats.
  • LA Now The ‘City Of Rats’? Report Warns Of ‘Alarming Increase’ In Rodent Population

    07/16/2019 5:36:25 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 52 replies
    cbs2la ^ | 07/16/2019
    “California is being overrun by rodents – and without immediate emergency action by state and local government, we face significant economic costs and risk a public health crisis,” said Carl DeMaio, chairman of Reform California, at a news conference Tuesday at City Hall in downtown Los Angeles. DeMaio highlighted the findings of the group’s new report which cited an increase in the state’s homeless population, along with elimination of the most effective pest control tools, as “significant” factors on the ongoing crisis. The study surveyed nearly two dozen private pest control companies that operate throughout California and found all of...
  • Florida Man Ends Run Covered in Gnats. Here’s How You Can Avoid the Same Fate

    06/20/2019 12:19:09 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    Runner's World ^ | June 17, 2019 | Jordan Smith
    Jon Bates owns Addicted to Fitness, a gym in Naples, Florida. As a personal trainer, he ends his nights by running 3.5 to 4 miles for both mental therapy and as a way to get his workout in. Bates said his friends give him a hard time about being outside in the humidity and heat when he has access to an air-conditioned gym, but he enjoys his outdoor runs, and the chance to sweat in the fresh air. So last Monday, he set out for his usual run, but on a slightly different route. He told Runner’s World he kept...
  • Rats Are Taking over New York City. Thanks, de Blasio!

    05/22/2019 10:32:33 AM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | May 22, 2019 | Kyle Smith
    Probably not the headline you want to run in the first full week of your presidential campaign. ... Fix the subways? Bill de Blasio can’t even fix the potholes. Fix the potholes? He can’t even keep the rats at bay. I suppose he could fill the potholes with the rats. De Blasio’s presidential quest would on the surface appear to be a bit of a curiosity given that after considerable pressing of flesh in Iowa and New Hampshire he remains at 0 percent in the polls. Where do you go with that? “If I work hard, I think I can...
  • Finally using the perfect mouse trap!

    12/01/2018 1:27:41 PM PST · by Chickensoup · 184 replies
    12.01.18 | chickensoup
    Finally using the perfect mouse trap! It is big news up our way that the mice and other rodent population is out of control. It has been horrendous. I have been using snap traps, glue traps, two cats, de-con..... Never enough. Finally the day before yesterday I set up the perfect trap using this: I bought a couple and two 5 gallon buckets. I installed them on the buckets, filled the buckets about 1/3 full of water, smeared peanut butter on the roller, and laid three pieces of firewoord with dabs of peanut butter on them against the bucket....
  • Huge squirrel population chomps crops, driving farmers nuts [New England]

    09/16/2018 10:36:21 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 66 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 15, 2018 10:48 AM EDT | David Sharp
    There’s a bumper crop of squirrels in New England, and the frenetic critters are frustrating farmers by chomping their way through apple orchards, pumpkin patches and corn fields. The varmints are fattening themselves for winter while destroying the crops with bite marks. Robert Randall, who has a 60-acre orchard in Standish, Maine, said he’s never seen anything like it. “They’re eating the pumpkins. They’re eating the apples. They’re raising some hell this year. It’s the worst I’ve ever seen,” he said. Evidence of the squirrel population explosion is plain to see along New England’s highways, where the critters are becoming...
  • Rat complaints are soaring, and D.C. is doubling down on its efforts to kill them

    08/23/2018 4:03:22 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 45 replies
    Rat complaints are soaring, and D.C. is doubling down on its efforts to kill them Rats are overrunning D.C., and the city has tried everything from dry ice to solar trash cans to control the population. By Rachel Chason, John D. Harden and Chris Alcantara Aug. 23, 2018 They scurry across alleyways. They chew through trash cans. They make a sound that’s something between a hiss and a chatter. And despite the District’s efforts, the number of rats in Washington seems to be growing. Complaints to 311 about rodents in the nation’s capital reached an all-time high in 2017 —...
  • Exotic Tick Species Arrives In Garden State [NJ]

    04/24/2018 8:36:54 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 54 replies
    CBS ^ | 04/24/2018 | Staff
    HUNTERDON COUNTY, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – A tiny parasite could become a big problem this year in New Jersey. It’s an exotic tick that’s never been seen before in the United States. It was first spotted on a sheep in Hunterdon County, and efforts to wipe it out have failed. New Jersey has always been home to different species of ticks – five to be exact. But a new variety of the bloodsucking bug is now in the mix. It’s the East Asian tick, sometimes called a longhorned or bush tick. Originally found in Asia, thousands of them are now in...
  • One of world’s most destructive insects found at DC airports

    03/09/2018 11:22:40 AM PST · by bkopto · 38 replies
    NY Post ^ | 3/8/2018 | AP
    The US Customs and Border Patrol says it has intercepted one of the world’s most destructive pests of stored grains, cereals and seeds at two Washington-area airports this year. An agency release Thursday said agriculture specialists at Washington Dulles International Airport and Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport recently encountered the Khapra beetle....
  • EWW! White House Has A Problem With Cockroaches, Ants And Mice

    12/01/2017 3:44:47 AM PST · by Libloather · 68 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 12/01/17 | Ed Mazza
    President Donald Trump has complained repeatedly about leaks in the White House, but it looks like he also has a problem with bugs. And mice. A list of White House work orders from the past two years ― including the final year of the Obama administration ― obtained by NBC Washington reveals a vermin problem at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., including mice in the Situation Room. “They are old buildings,” former GSA Inspector General Brian Miller told the station. “Any of us who have old houses know old houses need a lot of work.”
  • Chicago Tops Orkin Top 50 "Rattiest Cities List" for Third Time

    10/16/2017 2:19:11 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies ^ | October 16, 2017
    Fall temperatures are on the way and so are the rodents. Orkin released its Top 50 Rattiest Cities list today. For the third consecutive ranking, Chicago takes the top spot. The metro regions are ranked by the number of rodent treatments the company performed from September 15th, 2016 – September 15th, 2017. This ranking includes both residential and commercial treatments. 1. Chicago 2. New York 3. Los Angeles (+1) 4. San Francisco – Oakland (+1) 5. Washington, DC (-2) 6. Philadelphia (+1) 7. Detroit (+2) 8. Baltimore (-2) 9. Seattle – Tacoma 10. Dallas – Ft. Worth (+4) 11. Denver...
  • Rat problem (seriously) [vanity]

    08/16/2017 6:24:37 AM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 122 replies
    08/16/2017 | self
    Neither a joke nor metaphor, I have a rat problem and seek learned wisdom from others who've combatted these cunning creatures. I have a lone rat (I believe) lurking somewhere in my house. Without regard to the accuracy of that statement or my seeming inability to find its lair, this smart SOB freed itself from a sticky trap and has been Ninja ever since, sometimes not taking my popcorn bait for days (there are NO other food sources other than our occasional lapse in leaving the dog's food out). Spring traps don't work; it's too smart. Or, to be more...
  • Lawmaker Says Rats Are Jumping Into Strollers In Upper West Side Parks [video at link]

    08/09/2017 11:52:07 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 99 replies
    WCBS New York ^ | 9 Aug 2017 | John Montone
    Hungry rodents are apparently menacing parents, nannies and babies on the Upper West Side. There are about 2 million rats in New York City, and some have settled in Central Park and Riverside Park.
  • Monster Rat found on U Street [DC]

    07/24/2017 2:40:34 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 71 replies ^ | July 24, 2017 at 11:00 am | by Prince Of Petworth
    Photo by Pat Pat sends us a shot of this monster Friday night: “Check this bad boy out. Found on U Street today.” Ed. Note: I will never ever ever complain about wild bunny rabbits again.
  • Deadly mosquito-borne pandemic poses a greater threat to humankind than global war

    06/30/2017 10:35:25 AM PDT · by rktman · 47 replies ^ | 6/30/2017 | Stephen Matthews
    A deadly mosquito-borne pandemic poses a greater threat to humankind than global war, billionaire Bill Gates warns. In a hard-hitting new documentary, the world's richest man said a killer bug could wipe out 10 million people without warning. Footage seen by MailOnline, set to be aired next week, shows the philanthropist's worries towards the danger of disease-carrying mosquitos. An outbreak could mimic the damage of the Ebola epidemic in late 2014 or the burden of that of the deadly SARS outbreak in 2003, experts worry. Climate change warming the planet is allowing for mosquitos to spread from their usual habitats,...