Things You Could Be Doing That Attract Termites

What attracts termites? Does mulch? Do pine cones? It's hard to prevent a home termite infestation if you don't know what draws them to your property. Oftentimes, homeowners make a concerted effort to complete seasonal projects around the home to prevent pests from coming inside. However,... more
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Could Your Home be at Risk for Termites?

Chomp, chomp, chomp.  You would never be able to hear it, but at this very moment thousands of termites could be eating away through your home - unseen and unknown until it's too late. Termites are known as "silent destroyers" because of their ability to chew through wood, flooring and even... more
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Rude winter rodent guest

Rodents don’t make good house guests whether they are inside or outside. They dig in flower beds; cause damage to buildings, electrical wiring, vehicles, boats, tools, tarps, linens, paper products, insulation and so much more; they poop everywhere; they spread diseases and they get into any... more
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Rodent Tip Tuesday | Clean up after a Rodent Infestation

Follow these procedures to reduce your risk of exposure. These are recommendations provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Remember that bleach can stain surfaces and that cleaning chemicals can be harmful if misused. ALWAYS follow labeled instructions. NEVER dry sweep... more
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Interim Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfection of Vehicles with Rodent Infestations

Introduction Rodents, including squirrels, mice, and rats, may construct their nests in cars, trucks, campers, and other vehicles, especially if such vehicles are used infrequently. Rodent nesting materials can be found in many areas of a vehicle: the engine compartment, including in... more
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What can I do about rats coming from my neighbor’s property?

You may want to consider first addressing your neighbor or the property owner on a personal, neighbor-to-neighbor basis. A neighborhood mediator can help you to have productive a conversation and work out peaceful... more
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Treating Upholstered Furniture for Bed Bugs

At a minimum, all of the upholstered furniture in any room of a home that's known to have bed bugs should be shampooed. The upholstery attachments of a good carpet shampooer usual will do a very good job. Shampoo all the surfaces, and use the crack and crevice or extractor attachment to... more
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Treating Your Furniture for Bed Bugs

As is the case with mattresses, treating furniture for bed bugs begins with deciding whether the furniture is worth treating. Furniture that's severely infested, or which is simply old and dilapidated, may not be worth bothering to treat. If you do decide to replace your furniture, treat your... more
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Rodent Tip Tuesday | How to Get Rid of Rodents

Step 1: Take Away Their Food Rodents will eat anything. You must get rid of their food to get rid of them. Common food sources include: Bird food/feeders Pet food/chicken feed Garbage Pet waste Backyard compost that has not been rodent-proofed Fallen fruit from trees... more
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How do you know if you have a rodent problem?

Droppings are typically the easiest way to identify a rodent problem. Mouse droppings are smaller, like black grains of rice. You might also see rats, hear rat squeaking, hissing or chattering noises, or find chewed up material. Outside there may be burrows or... more
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