This Maine City Ranked Top 50 In U.S. For Rat Infestations

According to the yearly rankings by pest control company Orkin, one Maine city made the top 50 in the county list for number of new rodent treatments performed from September 15, 2020 to September 15, 2021....Portland! Portland came in at number 38 out of 50. This marks an increase of...
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Story on Punta Gorda 'rat house' is #1

I am not surprised at which story was the most-read on our website last week. I saw this story blip into the Top Five two weeks ago and my first thought was, "This is going to jump to #1." And it did. I'm talking, of course, about our "rat house"...

Just in time for Halloween, rat invasion plagues Troy neighborhood

Just in case you needed a reason to jump out of your skin at every scritch-scritch sound your house makes, draw near and hear about a neighborhood near I-75 in Troy, where residents say nearby work on the highway has sent rats into their homes. WDIV reports:. Beth Carns said...

Rats! Syracuse, Buffalo, Albany rank among ‘rattiest’ cities in America again

Three cities in Upstate New York are among the biggest hot spots for rats — again. Syracuse, Buffalo and Albany were named among the Top 50 Rattiest Cities in the United States, according to new rankings from pest control company Orkin. Albany is No. 31 on the 2021 list, up from 38th last year; Buffalo ranks 41st in the nation, up from 43rd in 2020; and Syracuse fell two spots to 46th place.

Albany’s Big Rat Problem Now up 7 Spots as Most Rats in US

There is a big rat problem in Albany and it's even bigger than it was last year. A new survey is out from Orkin Pest Services that list the rattiest cities in the United States. This is one accolade that the city of Albany is not proud of. But Albany has been on the list before, in 2020 it was a ten-spot jump and now for 2021, Albany is up another seven spots. That's seventeen spots higher in just two years.

Chicago is ‘rat capital’ for 7th straight year, New York finishes 3rd

The Bulls had a good run, but the rats are unstoppable. Chicago has been rated No. 1 on Orkin’s Top 50 Rattiest Cities List for the seventh straight year. That’s likely an unwanted honor for the city also known for its Michael Jordan-led basketball team’s six NBA championship wins over an eight-year period.

‘All cities have rats’: Council leader defends Glasgow ahead of Cop26

Glasgow City Council leader Susan Aitken has dismissed concerns about rubbish and rats after reports of street cleaners being bitten by the animals in the run-up to Cop26. Appearing before the Scottish Affairs Committee on Monday, Councillor Aitken answered questions from MPs about the city’s preparations for the climate summit that will host as many as 30,000 delegates and thousands more activists. Councillor Aitken told MPs that Glasgow was ready “with caveats”. She said they were technical hold-ups, none of which were “massive” or “enough to cause panic”.When asked by Scottish Borders Conservative MP John Lamont whether she was embarrassed...

Susan Aitken told she 'should be embarrassed' by comments on city's rats

SUSAN Aitken has been told she should be "embarrassed" after saying "all cities had rats" when pressed on cleansing concerns in Glasgow. The council leader earlier today fended off criticism from rival politicians over what some have called an "epidemic of the vermin" on the city's streets. During a heated...
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VR Experiment With Rats Offers New Insights About How Neurons Enable Learning

Scientists have long understood that the region of the brain called the hippocampus is important for memory, learning and navigation. Now, scientists in a UCLA lab led by neurophysicist Mayank Mehta are gaining a deeper understanding of how the hippocampus works on a circuit level — that is, functions involving networks of millions of neurons. That knowledge could be an important step toward the development of treatments for neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, schizophrenia and epilepsy, all of which are related to dysfunction in the hippocampus.