Category: Rodents

Why are there mice in my home?

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“Eek!” You said, as you saw a mouse scurry across the kitchen floor…  “How did a mouse get in here? Why my home?” You may be asking… These are questions we get all the time, but the answer is always the same. Mice are relentless, adaptable little creatures that will let nothing... more

Do rats still carry the plague in 2023?

The Plague – also known as the Black Plague, the Bubonic Plague and the Black Death. Does it still exist? Should you be worried if you see a rat, it might carry the plague? We dive into these questions and more in this part-history lesson, part-public health announcement... A Quick History... more
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How often should pest control be done at your home?

Provided by CBS News "Pest control isn't done just for your peace of mind. It's vital to your health and safety, as many insects and rodents can carry diseases that are harmful to the health of your family and pets. Whether you're a renter or a homeowner, it's important to make pest control a... more

Are Landlords Responsible for Rats and Mice in Boston?

In Boston, and much of Massachusetts, your landlord is responsible for rodent control services (granted the infestation isn’t your fault.) Hiring pest control for rats and mice should be routine for most landlords in the 2nd-most rat infested city in the U.S., however, some may still resist. Be... more
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Mouse bites | What to do if you were bitten by a mouse

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Bitten by a mouse? In this article, we cover the common risks of mouse bites and what to do immediately following. If you’ve been bitten by a mouse and think you might be experiencing post-symptoms, see your medical provider ASAP.  What to do if you’re bitten by a mouse If you’re bitten... more
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Commercial Pest Control | Pest-Proofing Tips for the Fall & Winter

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Four Tips To Pest-Proof Your Business For The Fall And Winter by Forbes Looking to pest-proof your business for the winter? Read these commercial pest control tips to keep your business pest-free during the colder months. Commercial Pest Control Tips 1. Identify popular pest areas.... more

How to Dispose of Mouse & Rat Droppings Safely

How do I know if it’s mouse or rat droppings/feces? Mouse or rat droppings aren't something anybody wants to find. It's too bad mice and rats can't just be toilet trained, but then again, you would still have an infestation on your hands. Read on to find out how to properly identify droppings,... more
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Rodent Control | Peabody Ahead of the ‘Rat’ Pack

Rodent Control | “Like many urban areas in the Northeast, Peabody is seeing an increase in complaints related to rodent activity,” – Salem News In fact, the recent rise in rats has become statistically significant. The rodent control industry is expected to grow 5% over the next 5 years.... more

Our Top 5 Favorite Mouse Traps for DIY Mice Control

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Oh, the days of the classic mouse trap are behind us. Now there are snap traps, electric traps, sticky traps, live catch traps… How do you pick which ones best for your mouse infestation? 🐁🐁🐁 Keep reading to find out our top 5 mouse traps for at-home mice control. Provided by Good... more
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Infectious Diseases & Viruses | CDC: “rodents pose health risk”

Rentokil Infectious Diseases & Viruses | Rodents: Rats, Mice Do mice/rats carry infectious diseases & viruses? The CDC says they pose a health risk to you and your family. According to the Center for Disease Control, rats and mice can spread over 35 diseases. Infectious diseases &... more