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a common rodent eating corn

Rodents, such as rats and mice, are among the most successful and adaptable mammals on earth. They have learned to survive and flourish among man. Commensal rodents have poor eyesight, but their other senses, including smell, taste, and touch, are well developed.

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Black widow spider, native to North America
Black Widow (Latrodectus Hesperus)

The Black Widow spider is also known as the Hourglass Spider and the Shoe Button spider.  Black Widows are native to North America.

Various types of Black Widows are found throughout the U.S. Black Widows are placed in the arthropod class Arachnida.

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The anatomy of a common ant in Northern California, explaining the head, thorax, legs, and gaster of an ant
Ants in Northern California

Ants are among the most common pests in households and other structures. Ants belong to the order Hymenoptera as do bees and wasps. Ants are social insects that live in colonies. Scientists have found supercolonies of the ants in California as well as the rest of the world.

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The Norway rat, one of the most common rats seen in, and around homes in northern California
Norway Rats (Rattus Norvegicus)

The Norway rat is also known as the Brown rat, Gray rat, Sewer rat, Barn rat, Wharf rat, and Water rat. Additionally, because of its large size, it is referred to as the Super Rat or King Rat. The Norway rat originated in Central Asia.

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