Mice in your home

Preventing house mice from invading your home is crucial. Not only is a rodent infestation a nuisance, it can also lead to several serious health risks. House mice can carry bacteria, spread diseases and contaminate food. Particles of their feces and urine can even become airborne, further... more
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Stink Bug Odor

Stink bugs get their name from the unpleasant odor they produce when they are threatened. It is thought that this odor helps protect the bugs against predators. The stink bugs produce the smelly chemical in a gland on their abdomen. Some species can actually spray the chemical several inches. The... more
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Bed bug information

Bed bugs are small insects that feed on the blood of people and animals. Bed bugs usually live around the areas where people sleep. These areas include apartments, shelters, rooming houses, hotels, cruise ships, buses, trains, and dorm rooms. They hide during the day in places such as seams of... more
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Yellowjacket Wasp Behavior

Yellowjackets, in particular, may be late season pests around picnics, trash cans, and hummingbird feeders as they scavenge. The only way to control this situation is to locate and destroy the nest, which is rarely possible. As an alternative, keep all outdoor food and drinks covered when not... more
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Learn to identify household roaches

If you’ve never seen a cockroach in your home, consider yourself lucky. And if you have, you know how much of a pain they can be—both to find and to get rid of. But much like other insects, there are several different types of cockroaches that might make their way into your house, and depending... more
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Mice like to set up homes

Mice who have come into your home are looking for a good place to set up a home of their own.  Good nesting materials are also very inviting to mice — especially things like cotton, old newspapers, dental floss, and feathers. By:... more
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Bed bug bites

A bed bug bite affects each person differently. They can range from no signs of the bite, to a small bite mark (which in some people take up to 14 days to develop), to a serious allergic reaction. Bed bugs are not known to spread disease; however, an allergic reaction or scratching that leads to a... more
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Yellow Jackets Early Fall

Yellow jackets often nest underground in rodent burrows, so if you see lots of flying insects emerging from a hole in the ground, they're probably yellow jackets. By late summer early fall, a colony may contain thousands of individuals that will aggressively defend their nests from intruders.... more
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Where do rodents nest in cars?

Rodents nest in many different places in cars (and campers and trucks), which is a potential risk to anyone who uses the vehicle. They are more likely to nest in cars that aren’t used very often, but they can get inside any vehicle. Nests could be anywhere in the engine compartment, including in... more
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Cockroach Comforts

Cockroaches need three main things to live comfortably among us: water, food and someplace to hide out of sight. Eliminate these three attractants, and the cockroaches will eventually move on to a more hospitable... more
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