Squirrel poop vs rat poop? What’s the difference?
Does proper identification of the type of pest poop in your home make a difference? Absolutely. Confirming the type of pest or rodent you are dealing with helps you develop an effective plan to rid your home of invaders such as squirrels and rats.
Squirrel poop isn’t know for carrying diseases infectious to humans. Squirrel poop is best identified by its round, cylindrical shape and length of approximately 3/8 inches. Rat poop can be dangerous to humans. Rat poop is 1/4 inch to 3/4 inch in size. The shape of rat poop depends on the type of rat, but most rat poop is pellet-shaped.
How long do flies live and how do I get rid of flies quickly?
How long do flies live? Surprisingly most flies live longer than a few days which means getting rid of flies and what is attracting them to your home is incredibly important. Typical lifespan for flies includes: houseflies up to 28 days, fruit flies up to 50 days, fungus gnats up to 8 days, and mosquitoes up to 7 days.
To get rid of pesky flies and gnats, eliminating the source of organic matter or living conditions allowing them to breed is essential. After that fly traps such as fruit fly traps and sticky traps can be used. Also insecticides and fly baits are effective managing flies.
What are the long term effects of spider bites?
Spider bites are rare but serious, especially if you are bitten by a Brown Recluse or Black Widow spider. Brown recluse spiders have venom that is more toxic than a rattlesnake. Brown Recluse bites start off with symptoms such as intense itching and muscle aches. The bites can progress to include tissue necrosis, and severe pain.
Black widow spider bites contain a neurotoxin that attacks the nervous system. Symptoms of a Black Widow spider bite include nausea, vomiting, dizziness, and chest pain.
Best rat traps?
Rat traps are the safest, most effective option to get rid of rats quickly for most homeowners. Rat poison, while highly effective, is also extremely dangerous. In most cases, rat poison should be left to pest professionals specializing in rat poison and rodent extermination.
Common rat traps include rat glue boards, rat snap traps, rat live catch traps, and electric traps. Any of these traps, when properly baited and placed, can be effective removing rats quickly. If rat poison is used, making sure the rat poison is only placed in locked bait stations is the best way to reduce risk of non-target poisoning.
Poisonous vs non-poisonous spiders? How do I tell if a spider is poisonous?
Most spiders we encounter in Mississippi are harmless. Spiders are great to have around our homes to control unwanted insects. Some of the most common non-poisonous spiders are cellar spiders, jumping spiders, hobo spiders, and the American grass spider.
The most common poisonous spiders you may encounter include: Black Widow spider, Brown Recluse spider, and Wolf spider. Most poisonous spiders are not aggressive and will only bite if provoked.
I have gnats in my kitchen. Where do gnats come from?
Where do gnats come from? Gnats are a term used to describe a number of different insect species including fungus gnats, fruit flies, and drain flies. These are the most common types of gnats homeowners may find in their kitchens. Removing these gnats breeding sites is the key to getting rid of them.
Fruit flies breed in organic matter in rotting fruit, garbage cans, and drains. Drain flies live and breed in organic matter in drains. Fungus gnats are often found in moist areas of the home such as indoor potted plants. After removing the source of breeding, insecticide sprays and insect growth regulators can be used to get rid of gnats for good.
How do you identify chipmunk poop?
Chipmunks, along with squirrels, possums, raccoons, and rats are common invaders of our homes. Proper identification of feces or poop can help you develop a strategy for getting rid of the pest you are dealing with. Chipmunk poop can look similar to other types of pest poop.
Chipmunk droppings are often mistaken for those of rats and mice. Chipmunk poop is tiny at only 1/2 to 3/4 inches in size. The color of chipmunk poop is dependent on their diet at the time. Chipmunk poop looks like pellets with long, pointy ends.
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