Looking for Signs of Bed Bugs

A more accurate way to identify a possible infestation is to look for physical signs of bed bugs. When cleaning, changing bedding, or staying away from home, look for: Rusty or reddish stains on bed sheets or mattresses caused by bed bugs being crushed. Dark spots (about this size:... more
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Rodent Tip Tuesday | Mice have small living areas

Most mice will keep to a relatively small living area. Mice will only travel about 25 feet from their home to reach their food source. In times of scarce food, they may travel further, but it is not as common.  If you see droppings in separate areas more than 30 feet apart you very likely have... more
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The Norway Rat (Rattus Norvegicus)

Body: Large and bulky Fur: Coarse, brown Belly color: Gray to grayish, with a brown underbelly Weight: 7 to 18 ounces Length: About 16 inches long Tail: Scaly and shorter than the length of the head and body combined Ears: Small with no fur Location: Found across the... more
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How to Keep Bugs Out of Firewood

It is important to keep bugs out of firewood. Termites infesting your firewood could find their way into your home. To keep bugs out of firewood, prevention is your best option. Store firewood properly and you will protect the wood and your house from ants, termites, beetles and other invasive... more
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Why do I have cockroaches in my home?

Cockroaches are common insect pests found all over the world. Familiar to most people, cockroaches are very resourceful insects that can live, eat, and breed in your home without you even knowing it. While they don't usually bite, cockroaches can still cause health problems for some people... more
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Monitoring and prevention bed bugs

All state facilities should have a pest management plan in place, including a contract with a pest management professional that can conduct monitoring for bed bugs and other pests. A permanent inspection and monitoring program for bed bugs and other pests may be necessary to prevent any bed... more
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Rodent Tip Tuesday | How to Get Rid of Mice

Use our tips for using mouse traps to get rid of the mice. If the traps alone don’t work, try baiting stations. Experiment with natural methods like peppermint oil or kitty litter. Use strong smells to deter rodents and erase the trails they leave behind. Secure your outdoor... more
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Rat Disease

Rats can spread disease through their biting or human contact with their feces/droppings. The most common diseases transmitted to humans or animals by rats are: Salmonellosis Rat bite fever Leptospirosis Plague Murine... more
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How to Get Rid of Roaches

Identify the problem and seek professional help if you need it. Out of over 4,000 cockroach species in the world, most Americans encounter only one or two types: German cockroaches and American cockroaches. The German variety have light-brown bodies with two parallel dark stripes down the... more
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Tips for Pest-Free College Living

New furniture is rarely on the list for most college kids. Yard sales, hand-me-downs and second-hand stores are the primary furniture sources for many college dorms and apartments. Inexpensive and affordable is good, but the pests that can ride along are not. Life in the dorm, or that first... more
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