RichPro Pest Management Knowledge

Mythbusters: Rodent Control Home Remedies

There are a number of home remedies that people find when they want to know how to get rid of mice fast. But do those remedies work? In some cases it might be possible, but it's more likely that it was a coincidence. The majority of home remedies for pest and rodent control aren't viable, and they aren't going to be effective. Even if you're successful in the beginning, the problem will generally come back. Instead of working on home remedies that won't help, getting a professional to handle the issue is usually the right call. Here are a couple of the more common myths for rodent control.
Read More

Do Ultrasonic Rodent Repellers Work?

Among the ways people try to get rid of mice and rats is to use something called an ultrasonic rodent repeller. This is designed to emit sound waves that people can't hear, but that rodents can. But does it really work as a rodent repellent? Well, maybe sometimes, with certain types of pests. But overall, not very well, most of the time. That's very ambiguous, but so are the claims made by the companies that manufacture these ultrasonic devices. In order to make a product claim, there has to be scientific evidence backing the claim. Providing that isn't easy for a device that doesn't always work. Here's what to consider.
Read More

How do rodents get into my house?

During the fall and winter, or even sometimes during heavy spring and summer rains, rodents will find their way into your house for protection from the elements. If you don’t get rid of them right away, you could end up with a rodent infestation. Mice and rats can get in anywhere there’s a hole or a crack. The most common places they come in are where pipes lead inside and the exterior wall is not snug against the pipe. If you have a crawl space, rodents may come up through pipe accesses and even where electrical wires run through the floor.
Read More

How Much Does Rodent Control Cost?

Rodent control cost depends on how fast you eradicate the rodents and whether you are able to keep them out of your home once you get rid of them. When the weather starts to turn cooler and sometimes, during the summer if it rains really hard, rodents look for a protected place to live. Rodents want a warm place with easy access to food and water. That means that if you have cracks or holes in your walls, such as where pipes go through, the rodents will find their way in.
Read More

Is There A Humane Way to Get Rid of Mice?

When rodents, including mice, get into your home, you need to get rid of them one way or another, or they’ll destroy your home and could make you and your family sick because of some of the diseases mice carry.
Read More

How Does Rodent Control Work?

For rodent control to work, you have to be proactive in preventing them from re-entering your home. Rodents are dangerous in that they chew wires, drywall, flooring and insulation in your home and sometimes carry disease. Rodents are attracted to places with easy-to-get food such as the bag of chips in your cabinet. They are also attracted to leaky pipes because it’s an easy source of water for them.
Read More

How to Get Rid of Ants in My Home: Home Remedies vs. Professional Help

How to Get Rid of Ants in My Home: Home Remedies vs. Professional Help Ants can be especially creative when it comes to getting into your home, so you can be forgiven if you've had enough. And while their size gives them a clear advantage, there are ways for you to put the power back in your hands. But now you have to ask yourself: should I do it on my own or do I need professional help? If you're looking for how to get rid of ants in the house, learn more about how to get rid of ants in house.  
Read More

Why Are Ants in My House?

Ants are sneaky little critters. Their diminutive size allows them to hide in the tiniest nooks and crannies, entering your home through impossibly small cracks and crevices. Most people don’t even know they have an ant problem until they wake up one morning to find tiny black ants all over their kitchen.
Read More

Ant Season in Virginia: Types of Ants

Worldwide, there are about 12,000 species of ants, but only about 1,000 species are found in the United States. Surprisingly, only a few species of ants are considered to be nuisance pests.
Read More

Mosquito Control Methods: Residential vs. Commercial

Mosquitoes are the bane of our existence. They invade your space as if they own it. And then, since they are not happy with other food sources, they have to bite you. That red, itching bite is annoying because you are having an allergic reaction to the pest’s saliva. While that is a minor inconvenience, the diseases mosquitoes transmit are not — and could be fatal. Mosquitoes are carriers of several diseases, including West Nile virus, Zika virus, meningitis and a host of others. Not only do these pests make us sick, but they can also transmit diseases, including heartworm, to our dogs.
Read More