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Emmett Lee

What is the difference between rats and mice?

The difference between rats and mice isn't just "rats are bigger," although that is true. Rats are usually five to 10 times bigger than mice. They are, however, both rodents and have several similar characteristics, such as characteristic teeth, whiskers, poor eyesight, and heightened other senses. The differences are striking, however. Mice, for example, are curious in the extreme and will explore everywhere. Traps are much more effective against mice, rather than against rats, who are much more cautious than their smaller brethren. If you put out a rat trap at all, a rat will avoid it at all costs until it becomes familiar with it. Therefore, a good strategy for trapping rats is to place unset traps without bait in the paths they usually traverse. The same holds true for kill traps and HavahartĀ® traps. Once a rat "knows it's there," the rat will begin to treat it as a...
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Emmett Lee

Pests to Look Out for in September

Summer comes into its own in September. The weather is ideal, with cooler days and pleasant evenings, and gardeners are reaping their bounteous harvests from their summer efforts. There is a hint of fall in the air, but it's not enough to quite turn your head toward the holidays. Still, blustery weather is on the way, and it's important to prepare for the pests that can invade your home on windy days and snowy nights. If you know what to expect, however, you won't be caught off guard with pest infestations. September Pests to Watch For Most people are aware of the types of pests that like to live in homes. While you may only occasionally notice spiders, mice, ants, and stink bugs during the summer months, these common uninvited guests all live longer than a year and must find shelter over the winter. Unfortunately, your home in prime pest real...
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Don't Bring Bed Bugs Back from Your Summer Vacation

It's summertime again, and that can only mean one thing: vacation time! It's a good time of year when families everywhere pack up their cars and head down the road for fun in a new location. It's not a vacation without booking a stay at a hotel, which could lead to problems in the future. If you stay at a bed bug-infested hotel, it will make your life miserable when you get back home. If bed bugs have hitched a ride on your vacation, ABC Exterminating wants to help. Picking Up Bed Bugs During Your Travels Hotels do a lot to keep their rooms free of pests, especially blood-sucking, profit-killing bed bugs. Unfortunately, these pests stay under the radar and know how to keep hidden from people during the day. When night falls, it's another story altogether as they climb out from beneath the sheets and feed on your blood. Where...
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Prepare your yard for your July 4th BBQ

If you are like most people, you are going to host an outdoor event July 4 for your friends and family to enjoy. Although having a cookout is a great way to celebrate and to make the most of the event, you might encounter some pests this year if you are not careful. Pests of all shapes and sizes will come out to cause trouble, and the problem will quickly progress if you don't take steps to stop it. Keeping pests under control, however, is not always easy. To point you in the right direction, we are going to cover some of the most common pests you will encounter and what to do about them. Ticks Ticks are tiny parasites that will sit on the edge of a branch, weed or blade of grass and wait until a suitable host gets within range. When a person or animal gets too close,...
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Why Pests Are Bad for Business

If you own a business, pests can easily ruin your prestige as a trustworthy entrepreneur. Whether you own a grocery store, restaurant, law firm or computer repair shop, customers do not want to see bugs and rodents crawling on the floor and walls. Take pride in business ownership by ensuring clients that your business is clean and free from germs spread by annoying pests. Many reasons exist as to why pests are bad for business. The following three reasons summarize the situation: Loss of Reputation Owning a business involves creating a solid and honorable reputation. Unfortunately, it only takes one fleeting moment to damage your character as a business owner. People who visit your company are apt to inform friends, neighbors, and relatives about the unlucky sighting. Furthermore, potential customers may post negative reviews about your business on several social networking and review websites. An ancient text bears witness to the...
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