O'Reilly logo

The Pest Detectives: The Definitive Guide to Rentokil by Rob Gray

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Wake up and smell the coffee

Detection is the main focus of Rentokil’s experiments with ultrasound at the moment. Yet, as in the 1970s, there is also some investigation into its use as a repellent and even as a means of encouraging pests to approach.

Research is being carried out into whether domesticated mice have the same language as wild mice, and whether wild mice in one region have the same language as mice living somewhere else. It may be that mice in Yorkshire differ in how they communicate from those found in Cornwall, and that Italian field mice squeak a different language to those from Sweden. Recordings captured using specialist equipment are being analysed in the search for answers.

Tighter restrictions on pest control chemicals, ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required