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What We're Reading- Oct 21, 2016

Ethics in Lethal Sampling for Research
The editors of Biological Conservation recently rejected papers citing ethical considerations related to lethal sampling of the study organisms. They note that all of these studies had IACUC approval, but that approval does not necessarily make lethal sampling ethical, particularly for endangered species or species in protected habitats. 258 more words

Friday Link Dump

Jakarta to pay residents to catch rats

The Jakarta administration will pay residents to catch rats as part of efforts to curb diseases transmitted by the rodents.  143 more words


New Ranking Lists DC, Baltimore City among Top 10 Most Rat-Infested Cities

Baltimore ranks no. 6 on Orkin’s annual list of the country’s top 50 most rat-infested cities, according to FoxBaltimore.com.The ranking is based on the  number of rodent treatment the extermination company performed from October 1, 2015 – September 30, 2016, both residential and commercial. 114 more words


On the Horizon: Hantaviruses

In early 2013, a man in North Wales was rushed to hospital showing symptoms of serious kidney problems. The source of his infection? His pet rats. 1,127 more words

Emerging Diseases

Rats and mice

As the weather starts to get colder this time of year is when animals like mice and rats start to become more of a problem to homeowners. 639 more words


Chicago Ranked 'Rattiest' City By Pest Control Company

(CBS) — Chicago has re-claimed a title it held in 2014: The “rattiest” city in America, so determined by Orkin pest control.

The No. 1 ranking is based on the number of rodent control treatments the company has performed — both residential and commercial. 143 more words


Denver In Top 10 For Rattiest Cities

DENVER (CBS4) – The Mile High City is ranked as one of the 10 rattiest cities in the country.

Orkin released their top 50 list… 192 more words