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video

These Invincible 'Super Rats' Are Genetically Resistant to Poison

VICE Japan met up with a handful of experts studying super rats—genetically mutated rodents humans can't seem to kill.
VICE Staff
5.17.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Raccoons Are Smarter Than Humans and We Should Finally Admit It

All hail the almighty trash panda.
Mack Lamoureux
4.12.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

The White House Is Infested with Roaches and Ants

Melania's Christmas decorations aren't the only terrifying thing going on at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Drew Schwartz
12.1.17
larvae

How Plants Turn Chill Caterpillars Into Rampaging Cannibals

"It often starts with one caterpillar biting another one in the rear."
Michael Byrne
7.10.17
Stuff

Learn to Live with Rats, Because You Already Do

Rats eat 42 billion tons of our food each year worldwide and cost the United States an estimated $19 billion annually. They have earned our fear but deserve our respect.
VICE Staff
9.15.16
Bed Bugs

Researchers Sequenced the Bed Bug's Genome, Hope to Find Its Weak Spots

Their findings could help others come up with more effective pesticides.
Emiko Jozuka
2.2.16
argentina

What the Locust Plague in Argentina Looks Like

Farmers are fighting back against the biggest influx in 60 years.
Kari Paul
1.26.16
nature

Behold: The Cockroach Internet of Shit and Gut Bacteria

A new study tracks the sources of cockroach pheromones to, well, you know.
Michael Byrne
12.9.15
gardening

My Ever-Escalating War Against Gophers

The grisly task of protecting a garden from one of nature's best-adapted animals.
Michael Byrne
7.2.15
pests

The Life Lessons of Cortland Finnegan, a Pest's Pest

After a spectacularly annoying career, one of the NFL's most endearing assholes hangs up his cleats and teaches us all a lesson about knowing when to call it a day.
Jesse Farrar
3.13.15
Food

Pesticide-Fueled Toxic Slugs Are a Nightmare for Farmers

All our crops are belong to them.
Becky Ferreira
12.5.14
Science

Invasive Mosquitoes Spread by Riding On America's Highways

America's highways are the source and subject of myth, the exit strategy in case of a hydrogen bomb, and a boon for the invasive Asian tiger mosquito.
Ben Richmond
10.28.14