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Three Reasons to Worry about Indoor Mouse Control

Hickory, dickory, dock, The mouse ran up the clock; The clock struck one, And down he run, Hickory, dickory, dock. Although this Mother Goose rhyme sounds quaint, there's actually nothing cute about having a mouse in the house. A mouse in the house is always bad news for three distinct reasons.  Three Reasons to Worry about Indoor Mouse Control: Reason One: Mice contaminate food. Aside from allergy-inducing mouse dander, food contaminated with rodent urine or fecal matter can lead to bacterial infections and other food-borne illnesses. Since a favorite mouse hobby is to snack in your kitchen after hours, chances are high that if you have a mouse in the house, your food could become contaminated and you could become ill.  Reason Two: Mice damage structures. Make no mistake: mice in the home always lead to some sort ofeconomic damage. Due to gnawing, nest-building, and feeding habits, mice always do their fair share of damage. The sooner they're...
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Why Controlling Mice is More Important in Cooler Months

To be sure, mice are a problem any time of year. The problems they cause and the potential diseases they carry are a concern for any homeowner, especially those with young children or indoor pets. Mice create nests inside homes, and can have as many as 100 babies a month. What's worse, what begins as a first floor problem, can easily migrate upstairs, ending in the insulation inside your attic or crawlspace. Further, in the cooler months, mice seek warm shelters. Placing a large target on your home and landscape. Interested in learning more about why controlling mice is more important in the cooler months? Read on for more information. - In cooler months, mice find entry into your home through cracks and crevices. Unfortunately, people don't realize it's happening until they witness evident signs of a mouse intrusion, like mouse visibility or signs of bedding. - Mice also find entry gaps...
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Three Reasons to Call a Spider Control Professional.

Spiders are easily one of the most feared creatures you would ever expect to encounter inside of your home thanks to widespread arachnophobia, a few deaths from Brown recluses and black widows, and Hollywood films like eight legged freaks. You may have tried some insect spray or even some glue traps to vanquish you’re newly found menace, to no result. If you’re tired of fighting spiders and ready to start getting some real results, here are three reasons why you should call a spider control professional. 1. Spiders are hard to kill. Now obviously, if you smash a spider with a boot, unless it’s the spider that bit Peter Parker, it’s going to die. What I’m saying is that spiders don’t pick up pesticides from sprays quite as well as ants or roaches and that glue traps only cover a limited area making a spider a rather elusive target to kill...
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Does your home have wolf spiders?

Wolf spiders are common around the United States and are distinguished from other household spiders by their black, gray and brown hues, and their formidable speed. Wolf spiders can grow to be 1 ½ inches in size and are often confused with tarantulas, nursery web, and brown recluse spiders. Wolf spiders do not build webs; their namesake comes from the wolf spider’s ability to stalk and hunt their prey. Wolf spider habitats are diverse, and unfortunately sometimes include your basement.  Wolf spiders generally seek indoor refuge in the fall as a result of the changing weather. The easiest way to keep them out of your home is to close off any potential entry points. These include windows and doors that are drafty or lack weather stripping. A gap under a doorway is a welcome invitation for spiders and other pests. Also, check the outside perimeter of your home and the basement foundation for cracks or...
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Roach Control Important for Everyone

When we think of roach control, perhaps our minds leap immediately to the food service industry: stores, restaurants, and industrial kitchens. This is logical, since food safety issues are paramount to health and safety. However, roach control is important for everyone, not just industrial kitchens:  Cockroaches may become pests in homes, schools, restaurants, hospitals, warehouses, offices, and virtually in any structure that has food preparation or storage areas. They contaminate food and eating utensils, destroy fabric and paper products, and impart stains and unpleasant odors to surfaces they contact. (UC Davis) Roach populations, once they take root inside, expand very quickly, ensuring that there's no such thing as having a small roach problem. Because adult cockroaches can live for up to a year and because females can produce one hundred and fifty young during her lifetime, it is vital that both home and business owners keep on top of roach control so that situations do not get out...
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