First case of rat hepatitis in a human documented in Hong Kong

Perhaps the only positive thing that can be said about rat hepatitis E is that it belongs to rats, and we humans don’t have to deal with it.

At least, that’s what we thought. The scientific and medical perspective of the disease has now been shattered after a man in Hong Kong was found […]

Neogen launches DeciMax® Place Packs and Blocks

LEXINGTON, Ky., Sept. 27, 2018 — Neogen today announced the addition of DeciMax® Place Packs and Blocks — a proven effective and all-weather rodenticide bait now available in multiple product formats.

DeciMax Place Packs and Blocks use the active ingredient bromadiolone, a second generation anticoagulant, to effectively control rats, mice and meadow voles. DeciMax Place […]

Oh, rats! Chicago considered ‘rat capital’ of U.S.

On the farm or in the big city, rats are obnoxious wherever they go. Now, a recent study has pinpointed where in the U.S. they seem to be most prominent: Chicago, with the highest number of rat-related public health complaints at 50,963 in 2017.

Not only that, but Chicago’s rat problem seems to be growing. […]

Texas having self-sized problem with rats

While not yet a rat-pocalypse, favorable weather conditions have helped create a spike in rat numbers in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area, and other areas of Texas.

“We’ve really got a rat explosion,” said Cliff Moore, owner of DFW-based Animal Services Inc, as quoted in the Dallas Observer. “It’s throughout Dallas, Fort Worth, the whole […]