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Tackling Rats and Mice in Horse Stables

If you keep horses, you will be aware that rodents can pose a problem at horse stables all the year round, but especially in the winter. When temperatures drop, rats and mice decide to move into the warm, with stables presenting a particular attraction because of the combination of shelter,

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How Big is the Rat Problem in Suffolk and Essex?

Horror stories about giant rats found in homes and riverbeds have plagued the media in recent months. However, rats have been a problem for generations – anywhere that has water and a constant food source will attract rodents which can spread disease and nibble through the fabric of buildings. Nick

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Cannibal Rats Are All At Sea

Cannibal rats causing alarm   The thought of rats turning to cannibalism after being left on an abandoned cruise liner floating in the north Atlantic has got the press into something of a flurry.   The thought of disease infested rats turning to cannibalism after being left on an abandoned

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The Risk of Hantavirus Infection to Human Health

Disease Hantaviruses are a group of viruses that are normally carried by rodents such as rats, mice and voles. They are present throughout the world and they cause a range of diseases in humans ranging from mild, flu-like illness to severe respiratory illness or haemorrhagic disease with kidney involvement. Old

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Rat In Operating Theatre

Operations at a hospital were cancelled after a rate was found in an operating theatre.  Rat control experts were called into the hospital and as a result, about 40 operations had to be cancelled. ‘Eradicate the problem’ – The Director of Operations at the hospital said she was shocked to

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