Tag: rodents

How to keep pests and unwanted visitors away

Once you've identified a pest or animal problem, the last thing you want is a repeat. To prevent a future infestation, start by inspecting your home for any holes or gaps that pests could use as an entry point. Next, aim to keep your gutters free of debris, and don't leave food scraps lying... more
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Recognizing Mouse Infestations

Droppings, fresh gnawing and tracks indicate areas where mice are active. Mouse nests, made from fine shredded paper or other fibrous material, are often found in sheltered locations. House mice have a characteristic musky odor that identifies their presence. Mice are occasionally seen during... 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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Helpful Hints to keep the Mice Away

Do not panic if you suspect that you have a mice infestation in your house. It is unpleasant to hear mice scratching about within a wall or in an attic, but this is a problem that can be dealt with in an efficient manner. Many homeowners worry about the possibility of becoming ill, as a... 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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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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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 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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