Groundbreaking new rodent control research funded by the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) and done in partnership with Fordham University dispelled some long-thought myths about cats as an effective means of rodent control. It turns out that cats do not successfully kill and control rat populations. Scientists studied individual rat behavior using scent detection and RFID-technology, better known as micro-chipping, to learn more about individual rat behavior.
Watch this video to learn more about the rodent control research or click here to read the full press release.
The journal Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution also published a paper about the Rat Race research, which can be viewed here.
Here is a list of key conclusions derived from the rodent control research: