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Urban rats are the ‘fall-guy’: Resident motivations for municipal rat complaints

The objective of this study was to identify why the residents of Vancouver, Canada care about rats and what they … Continued

Associations between rat infestations and mental health vary by gender, race, and income in Chicago

This study examines associations between residential rat sightings and mental health in Chicago. The study examined how this relationship varied … Continued

Increased rat-borne zoonotic disease hazard in greener urban areas

Study investigating how urban greenness is associated with rat-borne zoonotic pathogen prevalence and diversity.Translation is done to human disease hazard.

Basic urban services fail to neutralise environmental determinants of ‘rattiness’, a composite metric of rat abundance

Study investigating whether basic urban services (BUS) – trash collection, rodenticide application and health community agent visits – affect rat … Continued

Demographic drivers of Norway rat populations from urban slums in Brazil

Efficient population control, especially in urban settings, is dependent on knowledge of rat demography and population ecology. This study analyzed … Continued

Small mammals in the big city: Behavioural adjustments of non-commensal rodents to urban environments

Study investigating whether behavioural differences arise between rural and urban populations of non-commensal rodents; and whether these differences result from … Continued

Trends in urban rodent monitoring and mitigation: improving our understanding of population and disease ecology, surveillance and control

Research presenting a picture of the complex interactions between rats and the urban environment. Access resource > Authors: Michael H. … Continued

Optimal Control of Rat-Borne Leptospirosis in an Urban Environment

Study presenting a framework to find time-dependent control measures for rodent-borne leptospirosis using optimal control mathematical model theory Authors: Minter … Continued

Urban rats have less variable, higher protein diets

Study investigating the role of human foods in brown rat (Rattus norvegicus) diets in urban and rural areas over a … Continued

Active monitoring of long-eared owl (Asio otus) nestlings reveals widespread exposure to anticoagulant rodenticides across different agricultural landscapes

Study using the long-eared owl (Asio otus) as a model predator to assess anticoagulant rodenticides exposure in different agricultural landscapes … Continued

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