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5 Rodent Prevention Tips

roofratHomeowners have many different reasons for keeping rodents out of their living areas. Mice and rats carry diseases and leave behind feces, dander and lice wherever they go. They also chew throughout the day to wear down their ever-growing teeth, which puts your walls, wires and personal items at risk. Keeping rodents out of your house is not only good for your health but also for your belongings. 5 Ways to Keep Rodents Out of Your Home Keep garbage bins closed. Rodents can sniff out food from long distances, so it's important to keep your outdoor garbage bins closed at all times. You should also keep a lid on the interior trash can as an added safety measure. Seal gaps around the exterior. Cracks around the crawlspaces make for good entryways. Whether it's a gap around a vent or a space beneath the back door, block them before rodents use these......
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Why You Should Be Concerned About Carpenter Ants?

Carpenter ants are formidable, brazen and problematic. If you find one or two of them in your home, don't panic just yet. You only need to worry if you spot multiple carpenter ants roaming around each day because this is a telltale sign that your home is infested. What Makes Them a Threat? Carpenter ants are dangerous for one reason: They are able to inflict damage on you and on your home. All it takes is for you to disturb their nest. Without hesitation, they will attack you in one way or another. A bite from these pesky critters isn't unbearable, but it is painful and discomforting. Contrary to what you may believe, carpenter ants are only aggressive when they feel like they have to be. Their mandibles are definitely strong enough to break your skin. What makes matters worse is their ability to spray a formic acid into the open......
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How pests have adapted to the rainy weather of Washington

One of the things that you've probably noticed about living in Washington is that it can get very rainy during the year. This means that the pests have to adapt to the weather just like people. In most cases, this means seeking refuge in the hollows of trees, under logs and even inside homes. All-Pro Pest Control can eliminate pests in homes and businesses with products that are safe for the environment, family members and pets. From termites to wasps, pests need to stay out of the rain just like people would. They can sometimes find a leaf to hide under, or they could find a log that is dry on the inside. Sometimes, pests will just stay inside the homes that they have made until the rainy weather passes. Most of the time, rain and cooler weather will tend to slow down the movement of pests. This can be an advantage......
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How to Keep Pests Away From Your Thanksgiving Dinner

The holidays are the happiest times of the year, with food, fun and family taking center stage as you celebrate all the connections that are most important to you. You are probably thinking about how to pull it all together and get it done, but you may not have anticipated the things that can go wrong. While the food will draw your loved ones together, it also acts as a tempting beacon for pests, and no one wants their Thanksgiving dinner ruined by bugs or mice. Luckily, there are things you can do to keep your holiday pest free. Keep it Clean The best thing you can do to keep pests out of your kitchen is to keep it clean. Any time there are food particles in your space, mice and bugs will find their way to the area. While the feverish preparation for Thanksgiving can be a bit of a......
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Three Factors that Attract Rodents to Your Home

Rodents in Seattle can be a huge pain for homeowners. Quick to reproduce and difficult to catch, rats and mice can easily take over a household. If you want to ensure your home stays free of invaders, you’ll need to take some steps to discourage them. The easiest way to do that is by not luring them toward your home in the first place.  1. Fruit and Vegetable Gardens Rats and mice go wherever they can locate food, and a vegetable garden is basically like offering them a salad bar in your backyard. Ripe produce that has fallen to the ground is the perfect hassle-free food source for a rodent. That means the rodents who feed on your garden will be seeking shelter nearby, putting your home at risk. While gardens might put you at greater risk of rodent infestation, they can also provide nourishment and pleasure. Therefore, rather than removing your g......
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