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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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Top 5 Pests To Be On The Lookout For This Spring

It’s springtime and everything is finally thawing from a long winter, including dreaded pests. Many are in the process of waking up after their seasonal slumber, and the warmer it gets, the more you may see them around. Sorenson Pest Control brings you the top five pests to keep your eyes peeled for.  Ants As the snow melts, ants are some of the first insects to come out of hibernation. That’s right, they’ve been asleep and away nearly all winter. But now they’re ready to jump at the opportunity to sneak into your kitchen. They’ll be hungry, so make sure to follow proper pest-free kitchen protocol and if all goes well, those ants will take their business elsewhere.  Mosquitoes  April showers bring…mosquitoes? It’s no secret that the spring season is accompanied by a lot of rain. The more standing water, the easier it is for these pesky guys to reproduce. A...
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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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Top 5 Most Common Winter Pests to Look Out For

There are a few pests you’ll see quite often this season. Many of these pests are year-round. But they will also increase in numbers around your home during the colder months. They will be in search of shelter from the harsh outdoor climate.  Watch out for these common winter pests listed below…  5 Common Winter Pests House Mice These pests are the most common in the U.S. They usually build their nests in secluded and dark areas, like basements and attics.  House mice can cause major property damage. But they can also contaminate food and spread diseases or parasites, such as salmonella and tapeworms.  Spiders Spider invasions are quite common in the winter.  The weather gets colder during this time, so spiders will find a way to enter structures to stay warm. They can successfully reproduce indoors and live a long time without any food. It is crucial that you have...
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