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11 December

Who is the World’s Most Successful Mammal? Human, Rat or Mouse

Of course, humans are the # 1 most  successful mammal.  But as Dr. Corrigan will tell you, rats and mice come in 2nd and 3rd place. Dr. Robert “Bobby” Corrigan is a scientist and  rodent expert. He started in pest control on Long Island and now gives advice to governments around the world. Even the NY Post calls  Bobby Corrigan “The City’s Pied Piper” .

Recently, Dr. Corrigan had been called in to access what happened to the rats after Sandy. Wall Street and many NY  politicians needed reassurance about the population of rats. Did they survive?  Will their population increase? Dr. Corrigan inspected a number of downtown locations and many of the rats did not survive. However, if the aftermath of Sandy is anything like what happened in New Orleans,  New Yorkers will have to deal with an exploding mice population in a couple of months.

Suburban Exterminating was lucky to have Dr. Corrigan come to our last training session.  I was happy that he was willing to  give me a brief interview.

Bobby’s 3 essential tools of trade

Tools include a 3 inch kitchen spatula, pocket rules and flashlight. He uses these tools to determine a rodents everyday movements.

The Rat that Changed his Life

Bobby was called in to find a single rodent on a large container ship.  When Bobby boarded the ship, he was met by a large group of executives. The entire $9,000,000 contents of the ship would be worthless if he could not capture the animal within 24 hours.  “You have to get rid of it!”  Of course, Dr. Corrigan got the rat and saved the day!

Dr. Corrigan is a native New Yorker who grew up in Oceanside and Levittown.  For many years, he was an animal pest specialist at Purdue University, where he earned his doctorate in vertebrate pest management. He is the author of the book “Rodent Control: A Practical Guide For Pest Management Professionals,” among other publications.

Dr. Corrigan shared his expertise with Suburban Exterminating technicians. If you need to eliminate your mouse or rat problem, give your local experts a call at (516) or (631) 864-6900.

Tags: mice  |   rats  |   rodent control  |  


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