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How Mild Winters Affect Pests

It’s January in the age of climate change and pests or pest control are not likely topics that people are discussing. But they should be. Partly because of what winter used to represent, and partly because winter, and it’s curious bedfellow - unseasonably warm winters – are simply throwing us curveballs week after week. Sometimes several times a week. Recent snowfall has disappeared barely leaving [...]

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Beer Drinking Rats Support Science

Rats are commonly known as the subject of numerous scientific experiments that promote the advancement of medical science. After all, before human studies for new drugs can begin and later be approved, rodents enable us to study the effects, the shortcomings and or the dangers of new drugs. Luckily for homo sapiens, having fun Friday [...]

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Mice Declare War on Drugs and Terror

It’s not every day you find a headline reporting that Israel has developed mice capable of detecting contraband like narcotics and explosives. If you had to read that twice to make sure you read it right the first time, I understand. Startup firm BioExplorers, based in Herzeliya, Israel has done just that. By carefully selecting [...]

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Three Blind Mice, See How They…

The nursery rhyme about mice, with roots firmly planted in English history, dates back to around the time of Queen Mary I of England. Another source sites Thomas Ravenscroft, a teenager at the time, who may have authored the rhyme in 1609. A timeless rhyme that you can hear just about anywhere in the world [...]

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Spiders Rats and Bats Have Their Day

Halloween is just a couple of days away and nowhere is it more evident than the bats, spiders, rats and black cats visible on almost every porch, inside every window and on almost every lawn in neighborhoods everywhere.   Something spooky this way comes. I get a good belly laugh seeing the lengths people go [...]

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