Blog: Understanding rodent chit-chat

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Rat language is all about whistling, chirping and bruxing in the form of ultrasonic vocalizations that we need specialized equipment to hear. By understanding their speech we can also understand their emotional well being. Rodents make 20+ types of whistles that make up their language in form happy and sad calls. Changes in frequency, duration and type of ultrasonic vocalizations all pass along important information from one rodent to another. Now software has been developed that can make ultrasonic vocalizations identification and classify it faster, simpler and less prone to error.  A new program identifying detailed calls, recognizing them in syllable orders and sorting those arrangements to which produces a outline for understanding rodent language.  


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Go Green Pest Control owner Randy Bilesky is a long-time South Delta resident. Trained and certified, Bilesky has first-hand knowledge of the pest problems that local homeowners and business owners encounter.

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