First Generation Anticoagulants and the Warfarin Myth

The most popular rodenticides used today are anticoagulants, more commonly known as blood thinners.  When these products are used, rodents typically experience mortality between five and eight days after initial feeding on the bait. First-generation anticoagulants include the active ingredients that were developed as rodenticides before 1970, including warfarin, chlorophacinone and [...]

Flea-borne typhus outbreak, rats taking over Los Angeles city buildings

Disease carrying fleas from a rat infestation are being blamed for a Typhus outbreak in Los Angeles. The outbreak has spread from the streets of ‘skid row’ to the offices of City Hall. City attorney Elizabeth Greenwood told local station KCAL9 she contracted typhus in November and said “I thought I was going to die.” Symptoms of […]

Scimetrics Ltd Corp Conservation Efforts Continue

At a March meeting with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s Black-Footed Ferret Conservation Center in Colorado, Scimetrics Ltd Corp re-iterated its support of conservation efforts aimed at reducing the spread of plague in Black-Footed Ferret communities and the prairie dog population needed to sustain them. Updated methods of flea control were discussed as well […]

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