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A Duplex of Pest Problems In Your Single Family Home

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You are one satisfied home owner, having just moved into a home; with the most stunning roof line, landscaping to rival the neighbors and your favorite color of brick. Not so long after moving in, something very strange takes place. You become a landlord with tenants above and below. These tenants don’t bring parking issues nor do they bring extra income renting out rooms. In fact there is no rent involved in this transaction and there isn’t even a landlord tenant act to fall back on.  You don’t have to perform a reference search, fill out any applications nor spend money to provide separate entrances or separate utility meters. What… Read More

Mouse Control – Handed Down From Generation To Generation

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Remember sitting down to dinner as a youngster and dad telling you to sit up straight, elbows off the table and mom reminding you to chew your food and try a bit of everything on your plate? Well if you are like me these are the types of things that stick with you and you find yourself, years later, offering the same advice to your own kids without giving it any thought. It just occurs naturally. It is always interesting to look back at days past and remember those fun times. Kind of like when I met my first mouse trap. Yep, that was around the same time when my… 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

What Odors Do Rodents Like?

If you’ve had rodent problems before, then you are probably aware about how challenging it is to get rid of these destructive critters. Rats and mice are the most common types, but another rodent that is also known to wreak havoc to properties is the vole. Once any type of critter has set up house in your property, it becomes a battle. You need to defend your home from these creatures that damage property and possessions. More importantly, you have to get rid of these animals because they can also bring dangerous diseases. Because you do not want to have rodents around, you should seriously consider what sort of preventive… 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

Weekly Pest Control News

Pest Of The Week: The Deer Mouse Deer mice are one of the most common rodent invaders in the United States. The Deer mouse get’s its name from its appearance. Its color resembles that of a deer with a dark tan back, and white legs and underbelly. Deer mice are only distantly related to the common house mouse. Although closely resembling other species of mice, the Deer mouse has larger eyes and (often) two-tone coloring, which is typically a darker color over the back; with a white abdomen. This rodent pest is very agile, and an excellent jumper and runner. Deer mice live in burrows that they make themselves, or… Read More

NPMA Estimates 21 Million Rodents Are Seeking Food & Shelter

  Don’t invite these pest over for Thanksgiving! The National Pest Management Association continues to warn homeowners, that when the temperatures outside turn cooler, an estimated twenty-one million rodents will begin their search for warmth, water, food and shelter; to wait-out the long and cold winter months. Ideally, they will be looking to the cozy homes, offices, buildings and structures, across most of the United States and North America. Pest management experts and industry professionals have identified garages and basements, as ideal targets for rats and mice, looking to invade homes and businesses. Smaller rodents like mice, require only a quarter of an inch, to enter a home, structure or… Read More

Of Mice and Woman

I was lucky enough one day to receive this phone call from a customer complaining about rats and mice.  She wasn’t sure if they were rats or mice, but nevertheless, it was quite comical. She wanted to know all about our service and how we treated for them. I told her the technician would put out glueboards and mouse/rat traps. She seemed very upset, I asked her what was wrong, she said she didn’t want to kill the rats or mice, she just wanted us to move them to a different location. I couldn’t help but laugh, however, I laughed to myself.  I spoke briefly with a manager to see… Read More