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The total weight of all of the termites in the world is greater than the weight of all the humans in the world. Source: http://www.pestworld.org/

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Question & Answer

What pest can burrow straight into the ground? ANSWER: Rats! Rats are clever pests that are capable of digging three feet straight into the ground. They have also been known to chew through building materials such as glass, cinder block, wire, aluminum and lead and climb inside pipes with diameters between one-half and four inches. […]

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Did You Know……

Three percent of the American population is allergic to a stinging insect’s venom. Source: http://www.pestworld.org/

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About 400 people in the U.S. contract typhoid, a fly-borne illness each year. 75% of these cases are associated with international travel. Source: http://www.pestworld.org/

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Prevention Tips

Check out these tips for preventing household pests, pest infestations and the potentially dangerous health and property threats they pose. Find out how to prevent bugs and rodents from entering your home, how to avoid outdoor insects like mosquitoes and bees and how to protect your family and property from disease and property damage. Seal […]

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Over 5 million children are sensitive to cockroaches. Source: http://www.pestworld.org/

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Mice can jump a foot high. Source: http://www.pestworld.org/

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Rats contaminate and destroy enough food worldwide each year to feed 200 million people. Source: http://www.pestworld.org/

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Bats

Pest Stats Color: Varies in shade from tan to black Legs: Four legs used for crawling; Front two are used as wings Shape: Body covered with hair; Two wings and very large ears Size: Depending on the species, adult bats average 2 3/16” to 7 ½” (5.5cm – 18.8 cm) in length from nose to […]

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Rats will eat just about anything, including decaying material. Source: http://www.pestworld.org/

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Each year in the winter, rodents invade an estimated 21 million homes in the U.S. Source: http://www.pestworld.org/

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Early Arrival of Winter Weather Drives Rodents Indoors

Across the country, chilly temperatures and early snowstorms are forcing more than just people indoors. Rodents including mice, rats and squirrels are seeking food, water and shelter in homes. Unfortunately, more bad weather could be on the way as the Farmers’ Almanac is forecasting a season of unusually cold and stormy weather. The National Pest […]

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A rat can swim for 3 days before it drowns. Source: http://www.pestworld.org/

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Rodents can squeeze through a space as small as a half dollar.   Source: http://www.pestworld.org/

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Africanized Honeybee

Description Africanized “killer” bees look so much like a regular honeybee that the only way to tell the two apart is by measuring their bodies. Africanized bees have different wing measurements than honeybees. Pest Facts Color: Golden yellow with darker bands of brown. Legs: Six Shape: Oval; bee shape Size: 1/2 inches Antennae: Yes Flying: […]

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Roof Rats

Color: Black Legs: 4 Shape: Long Size: 16″ total (6-8″ body plus 6-8″ tail) Antennae: False Region: Found throughout U.S. Roof rats get their name from their tendency to be found in the upper parts of buildings. Ranging in size from 6 to 8 inches in length, not including their tails, they have very poor […]

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Varied Carpet Beetles

Description Varied carpet beetles get their name from the rainbow of color on their back surfaces. Color: Black centers, with white, brown and yellow patches in an irregular arrangement Shape: Round, Size: 1/16 inches, Legs: Six, Antenna: Yes, & Flying: Yes. Habits These pests enjoy dining on carpets, woolen fabrics, dead insects, furs, hides, feathers, […]

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In the U.S., rodents try to come inside from October through February for warmth and food.   Source: http://www.pestworld.org/

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Wildlife Prevention Tips

Raccoons, Bats, Skunks and Other Wildlife Oh My! During fall and winter months, many homeowners are typically on the lookout for rodents – the most common winter pest. However, nuisance wildlife such as raccoons, foxes, and skunks also actively seek out shelter in and around homes. As wild animals pose various health and property risks, […]

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Did You Know…….

A female house mouse can give birth to up to a dozen babies every three weeks. Imagine having as many as 150 babies a year!   Source: http://www.pestworld.org/

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