Rats' intelligence is common knowledge. It is one of the reasons why they are used in psychological tests. Along with intelligence comes complex relationships but… did you know that rats have a social hierarchy? … [Read more...] about Social Hierarchy of Rats
One thing Long Island has a lot of is squirrels, but how much do you know about these scampering birdseed stealers? With more than 200 different species, squirrels can be found all over the world. Here on Long Island, we only have a few varieties so it's … [Read more...] about A Handy Guide to Long Island Squirrels
Rats have a terrible reputation in language and literature. Think about the common phrases we use that mention them… “You dirty rat!” “Rat someone out.” “...like rats leaving a sinking ship.” “I smell a rat!” “...look like a drowned … [Read more...] about Why Are Rats the Bad Guys?
Watching squirrels run around, it would be easy to think they are playful creatures. In reality, squirrels can be very territorial – much like blue jays. In fact, many C.W. Post alumni have stories of squirrels chittering at them as if to tell the … [Read more...] about Are Squirrels Territorial?
As if 2020 hasn't been difficult enough, it has added new topics to the annual Rodent Awareness campaign. The Professional Pest Management Alliance (PPMA) uses this annual program to highlight the challenges of dealing with rodent infestations. We’ve … [Read more...] about COVID-19 and Rodent Awareness