All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Rodents’

Cronut Bakery Reopens Tuesday After Mouse Infestation

On Friday April 4, the Commissioner of Health and Mental Hygiene closed down Dominique Ansel Bakery in the Soho area of Manhattan, New York following a rodent infestation. The bakery is famously known for cronuts-a crème-filled croissant-mixed-donut. Loyal customers line the sidewalk of 189 Spring St. daily to grab one of these sweet treats-sometimes even before the store opens. These desserts have …

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Infected Rat Kills 10-Year-Old Boy

A ten-year-old boy tragically died from rat-bite fever. Aidan Pankey was a healthy, happy child who adored his pet rat named Oreo and wanted her to have a family of her own. Aiden purchased a black male rat called Alex from a San Diego Petco in order for his beloved Oreo to have babies. Aiden’s grandmother, Sharon Pankey, spoke about …

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Ice Cream Cone Warehouse Raided Over Rodent Problem

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this weekend announced that U.S. Marshals raided a food storage facility in Waynesboro, Virginia on September 16. The raid was conducted do to FDA inspectors finding “widespread” rodent and insect infestations at the location. Two companies, Gourmet Provisions and Royal Cup, used the premises to store food products. Gourmet Provisions manufacturers ice cream …

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Groundhog Day Prediction to be Streamed Live Online

Everyone snowed-in and sick of winter will be happy to learn that the yearly Groundhog Day prediction in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania will be live-streamed online this year. The Pennsylvania tourism website will stream Punxsutawney Phil’s annual “prognostication” from this website. The prediction is scheduled to take place around 7:25 am EST. According to the folk tale, six more weeks of winter …

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Hantavirus: Yosemite Campers Catch Rare Disease

A rare disease that killed one man and sickened a woman has been linked to a camping spot in Yosemite National Park. The Associated Press (AP) is reporting that a man who stayed at the Curry Villiage camping spot in Yosemite died from hantavirus. A woman who stayed near the man during the same time also contracted hantavirus and has …

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