Tag: rats

Rodent cleaning for storage areas

When cleaning attics, basements, crawlspaces and other storage areas: Wear rubber, latex, or vinyl gloves when cleaning up urine, droppings, or nesting materials. Note that a dust mask may provide some protection against dust, molds, and insulation fibers, but does not protect against... more
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Vehicles with Rodent Infestations

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 engine compartment... more
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Rodent Preparation Cleanup

Attics, Basements, Crawlspaces, and Other Storage Areas Before cleaning attics, basements, crawlspaces and other storage areas, it is necessary to completely remove the existing rodent infestation by trapping. When there is no evidence of infestation, wait about 5 days before beginning to clean... more
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Eliminate Conditions That Attract Rodents

During rodent-related service calls and inspections, environmental health practitioners should advise residents and business owners to eliminate conditions that may attract and support rodent presence. Preventive actions include sealing up access into homes and businesses, removing debris and heavy... more
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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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Prevent roaches, mice, and rats by following these simple tips

Pest –Proof  Your Food Store all boxed or loose food in containers that seal tight – plastic, glass or coffee cans with lids. Store as much food in your refrigerator as you can, especially foods you keep for a long time, such as flours, rice and nuts. To store large bags of pet... more
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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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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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