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What Types of Diseases Do Rodents Carry

It’s not only wild rodents that carry disease, but pet rodents can carry disease, too. The most common diseases are leptospirosis, hantavirus, salmonella, lymphocytic choriomeningitis (LCMV) and tularemia. In addition to introducing disease into your house, wild rodents cause all sorts of damage by chewing on wiring, chewing holes in walls, ripping out insulation and more. If you see one mouse, you can bet there are more. If you can’t get rid of them with traps, call Rich Pro Pest Management for professional rodent control services.
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Winterizing Your Home from Pests

Winter pests are starting to look for a warm place to live during the cooler months. If you thought you were done with pest control now that we’re well into fall, some of these bugs are going to be very happy. Just like you, bugs want to be warm for the winter. You can help get rid of pests by taking several steps, including eliminating their habitat.
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Telltale Signs of Rodents in Your Home

Mice are sneaky little critters. You may not see them in your home, but you may see signs of a rodent infestation. Rat poop along baseboards, shredded nesting material including fabric and paper, chewed up walls, clothing and food packaging and urine spots on food containers and floors are all signs you need rodent control to clear an infestation. Another sign of rodents in your home includes finding food in closets, bathrooms and storage boxes. You may even notice stale smells in areas you normally keep closed up, including closets and cabinets.
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Signs You May Be Facing a Ladybug Infestation

If you live in the Appalachian Mountains or any of the other mountain ranges in the United States, you might find yourself battling ladybugs in home. They come out of the woods in the fall to look for places to hibernate and are attracted to light-colored buildings. These pests are not the friendly ladybugs you might have played with when you were a kid. These are Asian lady beetles that were introduced to control aphids and other bugs and are not native to this country. Once they get in your house, they’re difficult to get rid of.
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Winter Pest Guide

Summer's over and fall is on its last legs... and that means it's time to stop worrying about pests in the house, right?
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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