Animals such as the nonnative roof rat are vectors for a variety of exotic diseases and are public health threats in Arizona.
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Lessons learned from the battle in Tempe last winter: 1. You cannot prevent them. You can only control them. Take this battle very seriously! 2. The "rat poison" used in traps now is not strychnine, it's a blood thinner. Use as directed and your cats and dogs will be okay. 3. Clutter, pet food, water bowls, dripping faucets, and birdbaths are things you need to take care of now besides fruit tries. 4. Find out how the city, county, and neighborhood association will deal with vacant and rental properties; especially those with fruit trees.Congratulations to the guy who has bagged six since June. A closing thought: Start with ONE male and ONE female in a lab on January 1st, and because of "babies making babies", you'll have OVER SIX THOUSAND in a year!
Just as during the plague years in Europe, those with cats will not have to worry about rats.
More Cats ! !.. ...Every home owner in the Grove neighborhood needs to get a cat.. Go to your local shelter and pick one up ..ehhh two, get two and the problem will disappear......aaarrrggghhh......here is a reference for the non-believers...http://ezinearticles.com/?Cats,-People,-and-the-Black-Plague---Those-Who-Kept-Cats-Survived&id=161249
Ah Rodentia, those sneaky little squeakers. I must admit when I saw the word tiny followed by 13" to 18" in length I was not thinking mice.Four months ago three kittens came out of nowhere and appeared at my door. Two sisters and a big brother who are now healthy, happy and robust examples of kittyness. All three are hunters deluxe. I had no idea there be mice in my place until kittys decimated the entire population in very short order. Now they range outside and bring me mice, gophers, centipedes and even a little snake. There now exists a natural balance in my heavily wooded area in which I live.
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