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The Importance of Quarterly Pest Control Service

Pest control is rarely fun for property owners to think about. The possibility of bugs on the grounds or in the building can be so unpleasant that many won't even consider the idea until they absolutely have to. But before you wait for the bugs to make their way in, you might want to consider how quarterly pest control can keep them out in the first place. It's far easier to tackle the preventative work than to rid the property of the last termite or rat. Pests cause billions of dollars worth of damage, enough that you can't afford to ignore the possibility. Pests can even be deadly. A single bite from the wrong spider can be enough to endanger your life. Learn more about what quarterly pest control can do, and why it's worth it. 
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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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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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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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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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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.
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