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08
May
2019

Ant Facts You Need to Know

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Ants are some of the most common household pests. There are more than 10,000 species of ants worldwide, over 1,000 of which live in the United States. Chances are, you have had a run-in with one or more of these species, potentially inside of your home or business. Let’s take a look at some key ant information that can help…

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07
May
2019

Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Attempt Your Own Pest Control

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Using a service to keep your home pest-free may seem like an unnecessary expense, and you might want to take matters into your own hands. Before purchasing over-the-counter (OTC) pesticides and handling the situation yourself, there a few things you must consider. Without preparation and proper equipment, do-it-yourself pest control may end up costing you more. So, can you do…

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18
Mar
2019

Where Do Connecticut Cities Rank on the Top Mosquito Cities List?

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Each year, experts compile a list of the Top 50 Mosquito Cities in America, determined by the number of new mosquito treatment appointments made in that year. The 2018 results are in, and for the fifth year in a row, Atlanta claimed the top spot. Who’s in the Top Ten? Since last year’s list, Dallas, Texas jumped four spots, coming…

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18
Mar
2019

Could Houston’s “Super” Bed Bugs Be Coming to Connecticut?

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Experts have identified Southeast Texas – particularly the Houston area – as ground zero for a wave of bed bug infestations. Worse, this strain of bed bugs appears to be resistant to heat and chemicals – two common solutions to eliminate them from a home. Experts fear this could be a sign of a new “super” bed bug strain that…

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06
Feb
2019

How to Tackle the Rising Rodent Populations in New England

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The last few years have consisted of mild winters, and there’s a downside to that; they have extended the mouse mating season, leading to an explosion of mice in some areas of the country. A female mouse can have over ten litters in a year. Each litter usually has five or six mice which will mature in as little as…

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31
Jan
2019

Natural Repellents That Work for Rodent Prevention

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Rodents can pose a serious headache for homeowners, particularly this time of year. When winter weather brings bitterly cold temperatures to the area, critters like mice and rats seek refuge in the nearest warm structure – which could be your attic, basement, or even your pantry. Add items like non-perishable goods and storage boxes, and you have a place that…

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06
Dec
2018

How to Use Dry Ice Treatment for Rat Extermination

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“Rats”! It’s more than just an expression of frustration. Rats and mice are a real problem for CT residents that have to live with them in their homes or places of business. Once you notice an infestation beginning, the time to take action is now! Mice and rat control need to be addressed and acted on quickly since the problem…

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18
Oct
2018

Think Cold Winters Kill Your Nightmare Pests? Think Again

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While cold winters may not be your favorite time of year, at least they kill all of the bedbugs and other pests you dread in the summertime, right? Wrong! Many people think that cold, freezing temps are an effective method of exterminating bedbugs, but that is simply not the case, as reported by The New York Times. Why Is the…

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31
Aug
2018

Mice Control Matters: Potentially Deadly Virus Found in Mice in U.S.

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Most people know that mice are prone to carrying diseases, and so they try to stay on top of their mice control. However, recent news out of San Diego brings a rodent infestation to another level. A California deer mouse—a very common mouse in the area—tested positive for hantavirus. This is especially concerning because there is no vaccine available for…

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25
Jul
2018

The Most Popular Rodents in Connecticut

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The rodents in Connecticut play an important role in the ecosystem. They help disperse seeds, they construct burrows that serve as homes for several other animals, and they serve as a food source for many predators. However, that doesn’t mean you want them on your property. Here is a look at the most popular rodents in Connecticut, including what they…

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