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What to do when you hear mice in the walls

Why do mice love living in your walls so much? Simple: they're warm, nothing else lives in there (beyond a few easily defeated insects), and there's plenty of room for growth. Why, by chewing through your walls, they can basically gain access to any area of your home in just a matter of time. And there's nothing worse than going to bed at night, knowing that there are mice running around in your home where you can't get them. And once they get in, they're probably pretty content to just stay right in there. They're under no impetus to leave quickly and they're ready for the long haul. Soon, they'll be pumping out all sorts of baby mice. And soon those baby mice will be making baby mice. And then those baby mice will be... Look: you need to stop this silly cycle dead in its tracks. There's no reason that...
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Six Mouse Control Tips that Help Homeowners Keep Their Home Rodent Free

Mice and rodent infestations are a common problem for both urban and rural homes and buildings. Mice can enter homes through small cracks in the walls, floors and foundations and be difficult to quickly detect. Most homeowners don't recognize that an infestation has taken place until they notice obvious signs, which usually means that the infestation has become quite advanced.  Luckily, vigilant homeowners can get ahead of a potential mouse problem by following a few simple steps that reduce the chances of infestation and remove mice from your home. Tip 1: Keep an Eye Out for Mouse Infestation Signs Effective mouse control starts with prevention. By keeping a watchful eye for signs of mouse activity, you can more quickly notice and deal with a potential infestation. Some of the common signs of a rodent infestation include; Mouse droppings Mouse tracks  Gnawing damage Grease marks on runways By keeping your eye out for the initial signs of...
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Mouse Control: Hire Someone As Soon As Possible!

Do you think mice are too cute to be any kind of problem in your home? If so, you're quite wrong: mice are a problematic vermin that cause a wide variety of problems. First of all, mice love eating you out of house and home. You'll quickly discover that as more and more of the food containers in your home develop holes. Mice will sneak through these holes and chow down. And when they are done, they'll leave behind small, round, hard, and smelly little souvenirs of their visit. If that wasn't bad enough, they also love eating holes in your walls. While you might not see a big mouse hole ala Tom and Jerry, you may see holes quite similar. And once they're in your walls, they are not afraid to chew more holes or even chew on electric and telephone wires. This can cause severe home damage and may...
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Understanding Fire Ants

During the 1930s, America was invaded by the Argentine fire ant (Solenopsis invicta).  The biting pests hitched rides on ships bound for ports across the Southern US. In the warm, humid regions that were similar to their Central American homeland, the fire ants quickly established and thrived. They drove out and killed native ants to establish their own colonies.  Unlike native ants, fire ants are extremely aggressive when disturbed. They inflict painful stings that cause itching fluid-filled pustules to form on the skin. Sensitive individuals often experience difficulty breathing, chest pain, extensive swelling, and nausea. The ants are especially dangerous when they take up residence in landscapes where young children frequently play. Even pets are not immune to the fire ant's bite. In some cases, fire ants have been known to kill small birds and other tiny animals that inadvertently disturb a mound.  Knocking down the mound, flooding it with water or spraying...
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Spider Control Spotlight: The Bold Jumping Spider

You're sitting on your couch on a Friday night, legs stretched out in front of you, a glass of wine at your elbow, and a good book in your lap. Suddenly, out of the corner of your eye, you see something moving... There is almost nothing worse than spotting a spider nearby. Nothing worse, that is, than having a spider jump straight at you! Unfortunately, that's exactly the sort of tactic that the bold Jumping Spider favors. Although he is small, this little guy is not afraid to jump straight at his prey, even if that prey is much larger than himself. Able to jump up to four times his own body length, the Jumping Spider is also quick, ensuring that even though he's one of the smaller members of the arachnid family, he has no trouble taking care of himself.   The rapid-fire pouncing allows them to ambush insect prey that they have stalked. It also allows for an unexpected...
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