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Homes Are Not Built With Pest Defense In Mind

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What comes to mind when you think of mice? For some it is cute, furry mice kept as pets. For others, its Mickey Mouse; the darling of Disney. Yet for others, it can be an unpleasant home invasion of mice in their walls; as well as critters running out from under the fridge. Ohhh, did that last example tweak a nerve? Sorry about that!   The interesting thing about the latter is that the majority of home owners experience mice in their homes on more than one occasion, and they rarely seem to learn about how mice actually get in. Rather, homeowners place their focus on running to the hardware… Read More

Keeping Pests Out: 5 Tips to Ensure Your Home is Bug Free

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When it comes to pests, mice, cockroaches and ants top the list as the most irritating (and unwelcome) household “guests.” How, then, do you keep these little creatures from invading your space? These five tips should cut back on the frequency of your pest sightings. Eat in the Kitchen This tip sounds almost too simple, but keep in mind that many families snack throughout the house or enjoy dinners in front of the television every once in a while. To limit your pest sightings, keep food in the kitchen and dining room only. You’ll have an easier time cleaning up after meals, and establishing this habit ensures that crumbs don’t… Read More

6 Fun Facts about Mice

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Spotting a mouse scurrying through your home is many people’s worst nightmare. Because mice are so common, however, the likelihood of an infestation happening in your home is quite high. However, mice are actually quite surprising little creatures. They are smart, social and actually very clean. While you probably still don’t want them taking up residence in your living space, these six facts about mice may change the way you think of these “pests.” 1. Mice are cleaner than some humans. A common misconception about mice is that they are dirty little pests. However, the reverse is actually true; mice are very clean animals. Their homes are organized into different… Read More

Pest Control Links Round-Up: Thanksgiving Edition

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Bulwark Is Thankful For You The Customer This Thanksgiving This Thanksgiving, Bulwark truly is thankful for each and every one of our loyal customers. We love serving you and ensuring your Thanksgiving is pest free! More… Thank You To Rove Pest Control What follows are my honest thoughts about my experiences with pest control in Minneapolis and the one company that saved me. Read this Rove customer’s heartfelt experience here. Giving Thanks | Pratt Pest Management As Thanksgiving approaches, gratitude is in the air. The Pratt Pest Management team would like to extend a thank you for trusting us to provide the finest pest control, lawn, and plant care services around! More…… Read More

Friday Links Round-Up: Weekly Pest Control Links

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Halloween Party Food: Edible Insects Edible insects make great and creepy Halloween party food. Here are a few that might wet your appetite. More… Mole Crickets in Trinity, FL Mole crickets are becoming an increasing problem in some states; damaging lawns. They tunnel through the surface layer of the soil which damages the grass roots. Eventually the grass is uprooted and dries out. There are solutions to dealing with Mole crickets. Don’t Forget About Fall Termite Treatments Many homeowners don’t realize that October can actually be one of the worst months for termites. Wondering why? The simple truth is that termites are attracted to moisture, and that’s typically plentiful during… Read More

Friday Links Round-Up: Weekly Pest Control Articles

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Friday Links Round-Up: Weekly Pest Control Articles   What is a Vole? Often confused for mice, voles can be equally as troublesome. Lean more about voles, here. Facts About Bed bugs Appearance, Bites and Behavior What do bed bugs look like? What do their bites look like? What should you do if you have bedbugs? Get the bedbug facts here. Where Did All Of These Stink Bugs Come From? It’s that time of year again. The cooler fall months mean that stink bugs will be swarming near your home, perhaps in record numbers. See how these pests have spread across the United States, and learn what you can do about… Read More

Friday Links Round-Up: Your Weekly Pest Control Articles

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Friday Links Round-Up: Your Weekly Pest Control Articles   Rodents Don’t Like Cold Weather Either Now that summer is on the way out and winter is fast approaching, it is once again time to fortify your home against the coming invasion of mice, rodents, and bats. More… The American Cockroach: What You Need To Know Those who have the misfortune of dealing with roaches are left with more questions than answers. What do American cockroaches look like? What do they eat? Why are they attracted to my home? How can I get rid of them and prevent them from returning? Get answers to those questions and more, by clicking here.… Read More

Weekly Pest Control Videos & Links

This Week’s Pest Control Videos & Links   Harlem Shake ( bed bug inspection edition) Harlem shake videos have been the craze as of late, and even bed bug inspectors have caught on. See for yourself: Winning the Roach & Ant Battle We all know how much of a nightmare dealing with ants and cockroaches can be. Here are a few tips on winning that battle from Suburban Exterminating in Long Island, NY. More… Liquid vs. Bait Termite Treatment Termites are one of the leading causes of damage to your home. Dealing with them can be tricky at times, but fortunately there is help. Here is a good discussion on… Read More

Pests Caused The Super Bowl Power Outage?

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Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans was full of twists and turns as the Baltimore Ravens edged the San Francisco 49ers by a score of 34-31. One of the most memorable twists to the game happened to be when the power to half of Mercedes-Benz Superdome, including the scoreboard, went dark with 13:22 left in the third quarter. The game was literally stopped as the players, announcers, and fans where all left scratching their heads. After nearly 35 minutes of head scratching, wondering what had happened to the power, the game resumed. The San Francisco 49ers, who were down 28-6 just before the blackout, staged a monumental comeback, only to… Read More

Pest Control Links

Pest Of The Week: Pocket Gophers   Pocket gophers have dark brown fur, large heads, powerful necks, very short tails, and very large, broad front feet with enlarged claws, which they use in combination with their teeth; to dig and push mounds of soil to the surface. They are approximately the size of a small rat, and can reach 10 inches in length. Because this rodent uses it’s two exterior, fur-lined cheek pouches to carry food materials, it has earned the name Pocket gopher. More… This Week’s Pest Control Links Round-Up   Guide To MPMA PestWorld 2013 In Phoenix PestWorld will be coming to Phoenix, AZ October 23-26, 2013, and… Read More