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  Rodentia
Rodents gnaw with their incisors by pushing the lower jaw forward, and chew with the molars by pulling the lower jaw backwards.
Rodents cost billions of dollars in lost crops each year, and some are carriers of human diseases such as bubonic plague, typhus, and Hanta fever.
The living rodent with the most archaic characters, most like the common ancestor of the Rodentia, is the sewellel or mountain beaver (which is not a true beaver at all) of the northwestern United States.
www.ucmp.berkeley.edu /mammal/rodentia/rodentia.html   (708 words)

  
  Rodent - MSN Encarta
Rodent, any mammal characterized by a pair of broad, sharp-edged, chisel-like incisor teeth that are firmly inserted in both jaws and are used in gnawing vegetation.
Rodents have no canine teeth; a gap is present between the incisors and the grinding teeth, or molars.
An unusual squirrel-like rodent called a Laotian rock rat, whose discovery in Laos was reported in 2005, belongs to a family of rodents thought to be extinct for 11 million years.
encarta.msn.com /encnet/refpages/RefArticle.aspx?refid=761563071   (350 words)

  
  Rodent - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Rodents have two incisors in the upper as well as in the lower jaw which grow continuously and must be kept worn down by gnawing; this is the origin of the name, from the Latin rodere, to gnaw, and dens, dentis, tooth.
Rodents are important in many ecosystems because they reproduce rapidly, and can function as food sources for predators, mechanisms for seed dispersal, and as disease vectors.
The rodents are part of the clades: Glires (along with lagomorphs), Euarchontoglires (along with lagomorphs, primates, treeshrews, and colugos), and Boreoeutheria (along with most other placental mammals).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Rodent   (876 words)

  
 rodent. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The approximately 4,000 rodent species are divided on the basis of their anatomy into three well-defined groups, or suborders, and more than 30 families.
The Sciuromorpha, or squirrellike rodents, include the various species of squirrel, chipmunk, marmot, woodchuck (or ground hog), prairie dog, gopher (or pocket gopher), pocket mouse, kangaroo rat, and beaver.
The Myomorpha, or mouselike rodents, include a great variety of mouse and rat species, as well as species of hamster, lemming, vole, muskrat, gerbil, dormouse, and jerboa.
www.bartleby.com /65/ro/rodent.html   (529 words)

  
 Rodent - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
Groups commonly confused with rodents, or erroneously thought to be rodents, include the aforementioned Chiroptera (bats), Scandentia (tree shrews), Insectivora (moles, shrews and hedgehogs), and Lagomorpha (hares, rabbits and pikas) and carnivore mink.
Humans use rodents as a source of fur, as a model organism in animal testing, and even in detecting landmines[1].
Rodents expanded into unknown territory: mice headed south and porcupines headed north.
www.startsurfing.com /encyclopedia/r/o/d/Rodent.html   (743 words)

  
 Rodent-proof construction and exclusion methods
Rodents also serve as vectors or reservoirs of a variety of diseases, such as salmonellosis, leptospirosis, and murine typhus, that are transmittable to humans.
Rodent barrier or guard used between steps, foundation, or other sources of rodent entry and the loading dock doors when doors must be left open at night.
Rodents can claw and gnaw at concrete and Portland cement until it is fully cured, so the use of 1/2-inch (1.3- cm) hardware cloth laid in the top 1/4 inch (0.6 cm) of the repair area may be necessary if rats are currently using the repair area as an entry point.
icwdm.org /handbook/rodents/RodentExclusion.asp   (7669 words)

  
 Rodent Summary
Rodents have two incisors in the upper as well as in the lower jaw which grow continuously and must be kept worn down by gnawing; this is the origin of the name, from the Latin rodere, to gnaw, and dens, dentis, tooth.
Rodents are important in many ecosystems because they reproduce rapidly, and can function as food sources for predators, mechanisms for seed dispersal, and as disease vectors.
The rodents are part of the clades: Glires (along with lagomorphs), Euarchontoglires (along with lagomorphs, primates, treeshrews, and colugos), and Boreoeutheria (along with most other placental mammals).
www.bookrags.com /Rodent   (1802 words)

  
 Rodent Control
A successful rodent control program includes a combination of baiting and trapping for the highest rate of success.
If the population is large, you will want to begin with a high quality rodent bait, to quickly knock down a population and prevent rapid growth.
Rodents will gnaw through many types of materials in order to reach a location including lead sheathing, cinder block, aluminum siding and some concrete.
www.doyourownpestcontrol.com /info/rodents/rodent_control.htm   (418 words)

  
 New Rodent Discovered at Asian Food Market   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
While the existence of this dark- colored rodent might be news to scientists, it seems people in the Khammouan region of Laos have long cherished the species—particularly when it's served on a skewer.
The rodent also seems to be an ancestor of the hystricognaths, a group of rodents that is spread across the globe and includes porcupines, African mole rats, guinea pigs, and chinchillas.
While rodents are important sources of food for people in many parts of the world and are used as "guinea pigs" in biomedical research, they are often considered pests, because they eat crops, damage property, and can spread diseases to humans.
news.nationalgeographic.com /news/2005/05/0516_050516_new_rodent.html   (1056 words)

  
 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : Rodent   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Rodents are found in vast numbers on all continents except Antarctica (they are the only placental order other than bats (Chiroptera) to reach Australia without human introduction), most islands, and in all habitats bar the oceans.
Even though marsupials are prominent residents in Australia, it is the rodents that dominate the mammalian fauna: making up almost 25% of the mammals on the continent.
The rodents are part of the clades: Glires (along with lagomorphs), Euarchontoglires (along with lagomorphs, primates, tree shrews, and colugos), and Boreoeutheria (along with most other placental mammals).
www.hallencyclopedia.com /Rodent   (731 words)

  
 Non-Chemical Rodent Control   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Rodents are creatures of habit and prefer to follow the same runways they usually use.
Rodents often run along edges and traps should be set along walls (Figure 24 and 26), especially where objects such as a box or appliance will guide them into the trap.
The native rodents, cotton mice (Figure 29) and eastern wood rat, that occasionally invade rural and suburban homes can be released back in the woods with little chance of them returning indoors.
edis.ifas.ufl.edu /BODY_MG218   (3224 words)

  
 Rodent Control 101   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Rodents are excellent climbers and can squeeze through tiny openings or create their own.
Rodents are nocturnal and most of their activity goes unseen.
Rodents exposed to these materials exhibit distressful symptoms of poisoning, such as paralysis and convulsions.
nationalhogfarmer.com /mag/farming_rodent_control   (929 words)

  
 Rodent-proof your House   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Most rodents prefer fields and woods to human habitats, but the opposite is true of three notorious species uniquely adapted to living around humans: the house mouse; the fl, or roof, rat; and the Norway rat.
Rodents accustomed to a cushy life in your barn may be quickly snapped up by predators when forced to fend for themselves in the wild.
The rodent will attempt to lick the PB off the can the can will spin rodent will fall into water and this should hopefully be the beginning of the end of the rodent problems Key here is to place the can far enough so the rodent has to reach for it.
www.motherearthnews.com /do_it_yourself/2004_October_November/Rodent_proof_your_House   (3138 words)

  
 RODENT CONTROL
Rodent means "to gnaw" in which is what they do all their lives.
Rodents are responsible for the plague which was known in history as the "Black Death" which killed thousands.
It is not recommended you use poisons because of the rodent dying in a hard to get to location and because of children and pet hazards.
www.dellpest.com /new/rodents.htm   (1079 words)

  
 Rodent Control in NYC, Long Island, and New Jersey
There are many species of rodents, but three in particular are considered pests in the United States.
Rodents destroy property by their constant gnawing, and cause countless fires and communications outages every year when they gnaw through the insulation on wires.
Rodents are known to transmit serious diseases such as hantavirus, rat bite fever, leptospirosis, and salmonellosis, just to name a few.
www.pestquest.info /rodents.htm   (442 words)

  
 Rodent - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Rodents managed to kill half the world's population back in 555 AD.
Rodents are also recognized as the small animals who make nests out of your garbage.
Being that rodents are three legged creatures, they are known to be prime legged.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Rodent   (146 words)

  
 Rodent Biology, Rat Elimination, Mouse Elimination
Proper storage of possible rodent food, removal of undesirable vegetation (grass, weeds) and taking care of rubbish, lumber piles or old equipment are just a few examples of good sanitation practices.
Rodents may consume a lethal dose in one feeding with first dead rodents appearing four or five days after treatment begins.
Rodents cease feeding after consuming a lethal dose in a single night's feeding.
www.pestproducts.com /rodents.htm   (2829 words)

  
 Rodent Control Products   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Rodent baiters for mice are economical bait stations that house bait but are not tamper-resistant.
Rodent usually exits structure before it dies, but there is a chance it could die inside the structure, sometimes a wall void.
Rodent sticks to board and is unable to move.
www.domyownpestcontrol.com /rodents-rats-mice-c-21.html   (1002 words)

  
 Rodent Control & Prevention
Native rodents act as reservoirs of many diseases transmissible to man, such as plague in the western United States, tularemia, tickborne relapsing fever, spotted fever or tickborne typhus, human babesiosis, and some types of salmonellosis and leptospirosis.
Research has indicated that rodents may play an important role in the spread of the disease to hogs that feed on uncooked garbage at open dumps, for hogs experimentally fed the trichina-infested feces of rats and mice readily became infected.
However, a reservoir of the disease exists in wild rodents of the western states, where the bacteria are transmitted from one rodent to another and sometimes to man by the bite of rodent fleas.
www.co.brown.wi.us /health/rodent_control-prevention.htm   (2308 words)

  
 Rodent - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Rodent, any mammal characterized by a pair of broad, sharp-edged, chisel-like incisor teeth that are firmly inserted in both jaws and are used in...
Beaver, semiaquatic rodent noted for the building of dams.
Capybara, also known as carpincho, the largest living rodent.
encarta.msn.com /Rodent.html   (148 words)

  
 Rodent Pests   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Rodents are small mammals [except for South American capybara which is about 4 feet (1.25 meters) long] belonging to the order Rodentia.
Rodents are highly socialanimals and use many of their senses to communicate.
The three main rodent pests to human are thecommon rat, roof rat, and the house mouse.
www.ippc.orst.edu /cicp/pests/rodents.htm   (751 words)

  
 Rodent Pests
Rodents are small mammals [except for South American capybara which is about 4 feet (1.25 meters) long] belonging to the order Rodentia.
Rodents are highly socialanimals and use many of their senses to communicate.
The three main rodent pests to human are thecommon rat, roof rat, and the house mouse.
ipmnet.org /cicp/pests/rodents.htm   (751 words)

  
 Rodent Software
Rodent Software specializes in home and business productivity shareware.
If your organization publishes software and would like to license one or more Rodent Software titles, please contact SoftCircuits to discuss possible arrangements.
If your organization writes software that would fit well in our Rodent Software line and would like to discuss having it sold here, please send information about your products to SoftCircuits.
www.rodentsoftware.com   (234 words)

  
 Rodent Control
It is important not to seal rodents indoors until baiting, trapping and removal is completed.
The materials for rodent proofing should be rodent resistant, such as sheet metal, heavy wire mesh, concrete, brick and mortar.
To prevent rats and mice from using wires and pipes to enter, the appropriate metal guards should be used, such as a flat funnel twelve inches wide for a single vertical line next to the building, and an eighteen inch radius disk guard for horizontal lines.
www.city.pittsburgh.pa.us /pw/html/rodent_control.html   (603 words)

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