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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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DIY vs. Hiring a Professional

Choices for pest control are rarely considered when things are quiet and the absence of things that go bump in the night, or the telltale sign of spiders or other bugs are curiously absent from our lives. We’ve all been there. You see the first trail of ants and you get out the ant spray or [...]

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Beer Drinking Rats Support Science

Rats are commonly known as the subject of numerous scientific experiments that promote the advancement of medical science. After all, before human studies for new drugs can begin and later be approved, rodents enable us to study the effects, the shortcomings and or the dangers of new drugs. Luckily for homo sapiens, having fun Friday [...]

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Sweet Dreams About Mice

I have been experiencing some surreal dreams lately about pests, but then I guess that’s what writing about pests all day long does to you. Deep in my subconscious lives a talking mouse and a talking pigeon. Last night I dreamt that I had a very pretty pet mouse living in my Christmas tree. The [...]

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Getting Rid of Rats in My Attic

So, here is my next update folks! I have just had my third routine visit from my local exterminator. It has been eight days since his last visit, when he laid down more bait, and we have not heard any noises in our attic for the past six days – so we were quietly optimistic. [...]

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