Pest control is once again in the minds of many people as news about the White House, the home of U.S. President Barack Obama, being plagued with roaches hit the internet this week. This is not the first time in the 213-year history of this famous landmark that problems on pests and pest control became news. Thirty six years ago and also in the month of September, then President Jimmy Carter was furious when mice scampered across his office during a state visit of the Italian Prime Minister. …
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Pest in the News: Cockroach in the White House
Leptospirosis kills eight in southern Philippines
One of the main reasons rats and mice are important urban pests and therefore a target for rodent pest control is its being considered to be primary hosts of Leptospirosis, a water-borne bacterial disease that is more prevalent in tropical areas like the Philippines but has also become a global concern. Leptospirosis grabbed headlines again after floods caused by tropical storm Washi hit two urban centers: Cagayan de Oro City and Iligan City in the northern part of Mindanao, the southernmost island of the Philippine archipelago, last month….