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Sue Sorenson

What Food Attracts Rodents Into Your Home?

What do deer mice, house mice, Norway rats and roof rats have in common? They are all excellent scavengers. Rodents have a keen sense of smell, and if your house has food they find appetizing, it can quite likely lure them right into your very home. In this article, we’ll talk about what rodents eat and how you can use that knowledge to prevent those pesky rodents from invading your property. What Do Rodents Eat? Believe it or not, rodents like to eat a variety of foods. Here are the most common food items you should stow away from rodents. Fruits  Fruits are rodents' favorite source of food. They especially love raspberries and blackberries as well as pears and apples. The more ripened your fruit is, the more likely they will smell it. So be sure to keep your fruit fresh and in a safe place that is difficult for rodents...
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Why Pest Control Works.

Pest control services can be a nightmare whether you need them or not. It's difficult to find good info on the subject that doesn't involve going into a room with poisonous gas and then climbing out of a window butt naked. That's why this article exists, both for your sake and ours. Here are three reasons why pest control works: Pest Control Technicians Get the Job Done Right. You have probably seen pest control commercials with giant cockroaches jumping from person to person in great big heaps. If they could do that, it means they are bigger than anyone who has ever lived.  In reality, when you hire a professional pest control service, you get a team of people devoted to one job: killing bugs. You won't see these people skipping work because they are hungover or they hate their co-workers (though they probably do hate some of them). Instead, you'll...
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So There’s a Mouse in Your House. What Next?

Okay, so you’ve found a mouse in your home, what are you going to do about it? Don’t worry, It’s alright to not have an idea. We have your back here. We’ll tell you exactly what comes after you’ve actually found the mice so you don’t have to stumble along finding a solution.  It’s important to do something quickly because rodents like these can spread health risks through your home and also do damage.  Assess the Situation After you’ve found a mouse or several, you need to find out if that was the extent of the problem. It’s difficult to discover how many you have in your house without more information, so do some looking around in some of their favorite places.  Good examples of where mice like to hide are spots like under refrigerators, under stoves and the bottom support of cabinets. Other areas to keep an eye on are...
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Which Rodents to Expect in November

As November approaches and we march towards winter, the weather outside means that we need to start thinking about rodents. Why? Well, just like how we don’t like to be outside in the cold temperatures and winter weather, warm-blooded creatures like rats and mice don’t want to be out there, either. As cozy and comfortable as your house feels to you, it feels exactly that way for the rodents trying to get in, as well. But what sort of uninvited guests can you expect? Here are some rodents you can expect to try to get in your house this November. Winter Rodents If you’re going to have an encounter with a rodent in your house this winter, then there’s a good chance you’ll encounter one of the typical rodents that you can find outside any time of the year. See, it’s not that different types of rodents come out at different...
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Pesky Winter Pests: When to Start Preparing

As the weather changes, so do the type of pests that invade your home. This could be due to the inviting warmth of your home or just their natural tendency to roam. Either way, you may find more of or a bigger variety of pests as the colder weather greets us. Here are some tips on when you should begin preparing your home for winter pests. Types of Winter Pests Some common pests that you may find in your house during the colder months are:  Squirrels  Birds  Cockroaches  Fleas  Rats  Spiders  And more  To prevent an infestation of these animals in your living space, it is a good idea to prepare your home in advance. When You Should Start Preparing For Winter Pests A good time to begin preparations for these pests would be the end of summer, or when you notice that the weather starts to cool down. We suggest...
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