From cockroaches to mice: campus restaurants talk pest control

Cockroaches, mice, and flies are all things that people don’t want near their food. But what do campus restaurants do if customers complain about it? Blake Brooks, the manager at Oliver’s Pub & Patio, said there’s a cockroach issue all over campus. “There has been a cockroach issue in all of my 15 years at Carleton, so we’re not going to lie and say there’s no cockroaches spotted,” Brooks said. “It’s up to the customer what they choose to do. We don’t have a major problem and we haven’t had many customer issues.” Brooks added that if a student sees a pest in Oliver’s, he would “take care of that individual pest.” According to him, pest issues will only get […]

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Carleton professor frees bats stuck in underground tunnels

A Carleton professor who has discovered bats in the university tunnels is taking matters into his own hands—literally. Psychology professor Brian Tansley said in a CBC interview he rescues bats trapped in the tunnels by scooping them up with a towel and releasing them back into the wild. “It’s just that they’ve got themselves into an inescapable situation that they can’t deal with themselves, so they need a little help,” he said in the interview. Heather Badenoch, a board member for the Rideau Valley Wildlife Sanctuary (RVWS), said she thinks Tansley is “fantastic.” “What a caring professor, to find these bats in the tunnels,” she said. Badenoch said she went to Carleton and understands how difficult it might be for […]

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