Category: Pest Control News

Rodents Search for New Sources of Food

Jurisdictions have closed or limited service at restaurants and other commercial establishments to help limit the spread of COVID-19. Rodents rely on the food and waste generated by these establishments. Community-wide closures have led to a decrease in food available to rodents, especially in... more
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A message from A1 on COVID-19

As we work together as a community and nation to better understand and mitigate the spread of the novel Coronavirus, we are all being asked to adhere to new guidelines and to do our best to practice social distancing. Please know that as protectors of public health, food and property, we take... more
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Yes we are open!

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We are considered an Essential Service per the government so if you have any rodent, ant, termite or other pest issues, we can come to you and exterminate them! We have protocols set in place, if anyone is sick or feeling ill we cannot treat their residence or business. If there are no medical... more
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What are the health risks associated with a mouse infestation?

Mice are carriers of bacteria, diseases, parasites, and viruses. If your house has become infested by mice, the mice are leaving patches of their urine behind them, perhaps on a coffee mug in a kitchen cupboard or on a wooden cutting board on the counter. According to the Centers for Disease... more
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Confirm that you have a mouse problem

Mice are like tiny, four-legged ninjas who make themselves scarce, but when you have a potential rodent problem, you might spot one scampering away out of the corner of your eye. Once you see one inside your house, you should immediately suspect you have a nest somewhere—in your walls, in the... more
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What activities increase my risk of exposure to diseases carried by rodents?

Entering or cleaning buildings that have been closed for a long period of time, such as hunting shacks, garages, storage sheds, or anywhere with rodent droppings. You can also get sick by: Breathing dust that is contaminated with urine or droppings. Direct contact with an infected... 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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It’s just a couple mice…

Some people might think that a couple of mice aren’t a big deal. But two mice in your home can do a lot of damage. In just six months, two mice can eat four pounds of food and leave 18,000 droppings. Plus, mice multiply fast. One female can have five to 10 litters of about five or six mice a... 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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