Category: Rats

Pest Prevention Tips

Remove sources of food, water and shelter. Store food in sealed plastic or glass containers. Garbage containing food scraps should be placed in tightly covered trashcans. Remove garbage regularly from your home. Fix leaky plumbing and don't let water accumulate anywhere in the home.... more
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Happy Independence Day from A1

You're Not The Only One Celebrating! Mice and other pests don't take breaks on holiday's. If you need HELP with pest issues call any one of our many offices. Quick Tip: If you know where mice are breaking in, wad up some foil and firmly jam it in the hole. We don't know if mice don't like the... 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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Should you tackle your mouse infestation yourself?

The first question I would ask is how long have you suspected the mice have been living in your house? If it has just been a few days, you could try to deal with it on your own. Set a few traps in the area where there is the most activity and see if you can catch the mice on your own. It’s at... 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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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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