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Winter Pests that Should Be On Your Radar

One question that is often on the minds of homeowners is, “Do you need to spray for bugs in the winter?” The short answer is, “Yes.” Several pests, including bugs and mice, are looking for a warm, dry place to live during the winter. You should always keep up your pest control practices, including spraying and ensuring that rodents do not have a way into your house.
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Do Electronic Rodent Repellents Really Work?

Manufacturers of any electronic rodent repellents and traps should put a disclaimer on their product that reads, “Mice are smart.” In the case of electronic rodent control products, they might work at first, but mice learn that the sound isn’t going to hurt them, so they ignore it.
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Winter Pest Prevention Tips

As the fall air begins to grow cooler, many people breathe a sigh of relief that summer pests have disappeared for a while. Unfortunately, plenty of winter pests surface during the colder months, looking for suitable food and shelter.
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Is Pest Control Necessary During the Winter?

With summer a quickly fading memory, you might think you can stop bothering with pest control concerns for a while. But without necessary prevention measures, winter pests can become a problem.
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Major Health Impacts of Rodent Infestation

If you've ever discovered a nest of shredded paper in your basement, found droppings under the sink, or noticed chew marks on food wrappers in your pantry, you're not alone. Studies show that 37 percent of Americans have spotted a rodent in their homes within the past year, and more than 21 million homes experience a rodent invasion every winter!
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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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