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Competitive Bats

Discover magazine just released an article discussing how bats are pretty competitive against each other.  They’ll send jamming signals to steal a rivals’ prey.  Bats, just before snapping their bug meal out of the air, will sometimes send out a series of rapid chirps so they can better home in on their target.  Lately, scientists […]

Hawks Vs Pigeons

Hawks are seen as the pigeon prevention method for a mansion awaiting reconstruction in Ewell, United Kingdom.  City officials worry about pigeons roosting in the building that was damaged by fire in December 2013.  Pigeon droppings will damage the plaster and pose a health and safety risk to the crews scheduled to start the restoration […]

Bat Management

Of all the different ways to manage bat problems, one town in Australia is trying to discourage bats from roosting in neighborhoods by allowing residents to seriously trim back the trees lining city streets.  The hope is they will deter the bats from living in the trees and encourage them to move to a more […]

Let’s Talk Rabies

Of all the wild animal diseases, rabies is probably the best known, but it is usually a misunderstood disease.  Rabies is transmitted through the saliva of an infected animal, usually through a bite.  It can affect all mammals, not just raccoons, skunks, dogs and cats.  Recently, a rancher had to put down his cow […]

Rat Infestation In Car

           Recently, one young Irish mother was buckling her toddler into his car seat when she noticed rat droppings all over the back seat and noticed gnaw-marks on the back seats and head rests.  Her car was infested with rats!  Of course, she immediately took her child out of the car, locked it, and called […]

Rat Infestation in Washington, D.C. Neighborhoods

Rat Urine Kills Pet in D.C Neighborhood

A 13-week-old dog in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood of Washington, D.C. recently died from a disease transmitted by rodent urine.  Residents have long been frustrated by the rodent problem, but this has tipped the scales for Foggy Bottom Association President Marina Streznewski.  The dog was her pet, and […]