Roof rats are in my home. How to get rid of rats fast?
Roof rats are among the most common rodents to invade our homes and businesses. Able to fit inside holes as small as 1/2 inch, keeping roof rats out of your home can be difficult. Trapping or killing roof rats is only a temporary solution as new rats will continue to try to come into your home. Structural repairs to eliminate all points of entry 1/2 inch and larger is essential.
Getting a roof rat infestation under control quickly is essential as they breed quite rapidly. Professional pest companies specializing in rodent extermination use a number of methods to get rid of roof rats including: snap traps, glue traps, rat poison contained in locked bait stations, live catch traps, and electric traps.
Baby cockroaches. What do baby cockroaches look like and what does it mean if they are in my home?
Small cockroaches in the home could be just a small species of cockroach or could be a sign of a growing cockroach infestation. The presence of baby cockroaches in your home requires immediate action. Baby cockroaches, or nymphs, are small at under 2cm and have no wings.
If baby cockroaches turn out to be German cockroaches, spraying insecticides will only temporarily mask the problem. Oftentimes, cockroach baiting is needed to get rid of German cockroaches for good. If a homeowner discovers a German cockroach in their home, a pest company specializing in cockroach extermination is often necessary.
What is the lifespan of a fly? What types of flies in Mississippi?
Common flies and gnats that invade our Mississippi homes include house flies, fungus gnats, fruit flies, midges, mosquitoes, and drain flies. Lifespan of flies can range from 2-3 days for midges to 2 months for house flies. Getting rid of flies in your home often requires a multi-faceted approach.
Flies that live and breed in organic matter can best be eliminated over time by removing organic matter in sinks, drains, and garage. Fly insecticides and fly baits can help manage the fly infestation while organic matter breeding sites are treated and eliminated.
Is rat poison the best option to kill rats instantly?
Rat poison can be very effective managing a serious rodent infestation, but it’s not the best first option for most homeowners. Rat poison is dangerous and can injure or kill non-target animals including pets and other wildlife. If your rat infestation is so serious rat poison is required, it may be time to call in a rodent extermination company specializing in the safe use of rat poison.
For most homeowners, rat traps are the best option. Common rat traps include glue traps, snap traps, live catch traps, and electric rat zappers. Glue traps and snap traps, when properly baited, are very effective killing rats and mice.
How do bed bugs start? Where do bed bugs come from?
Bed bugs are resilient insects that can get into our homes in a number of ways. Some of the first signs of bed bugs in the home include bed bugs themselves, shed bed bug skins, blood spots on mattresses and sheets, and bed bug bites.
Bed bugs get into our homes in a number of ways including: backpacks from school, luggage from a recent business trip or vacation, clothing, recently purchased used furniture, and possibly even pets.
Once in the home, bed bugs reproduce rapidly turning a minor infestation into a serious bed bug infestation.
Best bat removal options?
Bats inside your home and attic can become a serious health issue very quickly. Bat guano has been shown to contain histoplasmosis which can infect humans. Unfortunately, bats are a federally protected species so killing bats to get rid of them is not recommended.
The first step involved in getting rid of bats inside your home is to identify points of entry to schedule for structural repairs. Before making those repairs, one-way bat arms should be installed to allow bats to safely leave the home but not re-enter. After all bats have left, structural repairs should be completed to prevent bats from coming back in.
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