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Rats, Fleas and The Plague

The media widely reported that a man in Oregon had contracted the plague after being bitten by a mouse. The Plague is a bacterial disease carried by rodents. It is spread from one rodent to another by fleas. Humans bitten by an infected flea usually develop a bubonic form of plague which is characterized by a swelling of [...]

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Ants at My Door – Ticks in My Kitchen

I don’t really have ants at my door or ticks in my kitchen but this is a likely scenario many home and business owners will soon be contending with, if they aren’t already. While not many people are complaining about a mild winter – I mean come on, who truly missed snow removal?- the flip [...]

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How Mild Winters Affect Pests

It’s January in the age of climate change and pests or pest control are not likely topics that people are discussing. But they should be. Partly because of what winter used to represent, and partly because winter, and it’s curious bedfellow - unseasonably warm winters – are simply throwing us curveballs week after week. Sometimes several times a week. Recent snowfall has disappeared barely leaving [...]

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Pests: How They Are Harmful to Your Pets

Pets bring many wonderful things into our homes. Unconditional love is one of them, as is their ability to look adorable even when they tear every toilet paper roll in the house to shreds. But the downside of owning an animal that considers rolling in the grass an acceptable method of scratching his back is [...]

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The Curious Lives of Fleas

Fleas are still biting and causing considerable concern for dog and cat owners everywhere. According to research, there are more fleas during the fall and winter than during spring and summer. The reason for this is two-fold: 1) A commonly held belief that fleas die off or are no longer active during the colder months [...]

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