How to Get Rid of the Common House Mouse & Norway Rat

Massachusetts is home to a wide variety of wildlife. Some of these rodents keep to themselves while others take a step of bravery towards civilization and even become guests in your home without you having any idea that a rodent infestation may be forming in your...

Rodent Prevention Tip

To keep mice and other rodents out, make sure all holes of larger diameter than a pencil are sealed. Mice can squeeze through spaces as small as a dime. For proper rodent pest control, seal any cracks and voids. Don’t overlook proper drainage at the foundation and...

Training Rats to Sniff Out Land Mines

At TEDxRotterdam, Bart Weetjens talks about his extraordinary project: training rats to sniff out land mines. He shows clips of his “hero rats” in action, and previews his work’s next phase: teaching them to turn up tuberculosis in the lab. If you’re concerned that...

Meet The Black Rat

Similar to the Norway Rat, the Black Rat is believed to have come from Southeast Asia. It first  appeared in Central and South America in the mid-16th century, evidently carried there aboard Spanish ships; it arrived in North America with the early colonists at...

Helpful Mice

Mice are common experimental animals in biology and psychology because they share a high degree of homology with humans. The mouse genome has been sequenced, and virtually all mouse genes have human homologs. They can also be manipulated in ways that would be...