Types of Mice and Common Questions About Mouse Infestations

Mouse gnawing on wiring of a home

A mouse in the house is never a good thing, but there are certain things you should know about mice to identify them and how to know whether you have a mouse infestation. In this article, we’re looking at the various types of mice, which ones are most common in New Jersey, and answering a few common questions that homeowners have about potential mice problems.

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How to Avoid Pests While Traveling on Vacation

 

Suitcases in an airport

Travel is wonderful for the mind, body, and soul, and pests are probably the furthest thing from your mind during a vacation. But unfortunately, insects, rodents, and pests of all kinds exist bar beyond our backyards and all over the world.

Pests look differently and affect us differently based on where we travel, which means that you might not even be familiar with pests that live in your vacation destination. Here are some common pest-related questions that people ask while they’re on vacation and how you can avoid pests while traveling.

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What Is a Stink Bug and Signs You Have a Stink Bug Infestation

Stinkbug infesting a New Jersey backyard

Did you know that some insects release an odor as a defense mechanism to protect themselves? Although their official name is Pentatomoidea, this is how stink bugs got their common name. Stink bugs are common in New Jersey and can be a major problem for homeowners if they aren’t kept under control. Here is what you should know about stink bugs, including what attracts stink bugs and what keeps stink bugs away.

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The Importance of World Pest Day on Pest Control Industry Trends

World Pest Day summit

June 6 is World Pest Day, but if you’re not part of the pest control industry, you might not know what that really means or why it’s important. World Pest Day is a multinational event that takes place each year to “raise the status of the pest management industry among the general public.”

Here’s some information about why World Pest Day is important for homeowners all around the world and the pest control trends we expect to learn about from this year’s summit.

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Bird Pest Control: Types of Birds That Are Pests and What to Do About Them

Pigeon on a roof

There’s something beautiful and soothing about waking up to the sound of birds gently chirping to greet the new day. But not all birds are pleasant to have around your home, and some birds are actually considered to be pests because of the damage they cause and dangers they pose.

Here is some information about bird pest control, including what to do if you have a bird problem and the best bird control methods.

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How Do I Control Fire Ants in My House and Yard?

Fire ants in a backyard

There are many different kinds of ants that exist in New Jersey, but one of the most concerning types to have around your home is the fire ant. This is because unlike most varieties of ants, fire ants are able to bite and sting people and pets. At the first sign of a fire ant infestation, it’s important to exterminate these pests and take steps for proper fire ant prevention.

Here is some information about how to control fire ants in your house and around your yard. We’ll discuss what fire ants are, where they live, and best practices for fire ant prevention in New Jersey.

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How Often Should an Exterminator Come to Your Home?

Exterminator in a home

Unfortunately, many homeowners in New Jersey wait until the last minute to call an exterminator when they are having a pest problem and already experiencing health risks and structural damage. There are many benefits to frequent pest control visits and various factors that influence how often you need to have an exterminator come out for preventative maintenance.

Here is a discussion about pest control frequency, when to call an exterminator for help, and the best time of year for pest control services.

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What Bat Droppings Look Like and Other Signs of a Bat Infestation

Bat flying in attic

Bats are actually very beneficial to humans because they help pollinate flowers, spread seeds, and eat insects to help control pests. But this certainly doesn’t mean that you want a bat living in your home!

In fact, bats can cause a lot of damage to a home and make you spend hard-earned money on costly repairs.

Here is some information about what bat droppings look like and other common bat infestation signs. We’ll also provide tips about bat removal solutions and how to prevent future infestations of bats in your home.

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Wasp vs. Bee: Which Is It, and How to Deal with a Yard Infestation

A wasp on a pink flower

Maybe it buzzes, maybe it stings, and maybe it’s terrorizing your home and yard.

Wasps and bees are an important part of nature, but it can be very unsettling and unsafe to have them in your personal space.

This article will describe the differences between bees and wasps and provide tips about what you should do if you have a bee or wasp infestation in your yard.

As experts in identifying these species, as well as bee hive removal, we’ll also discuss the importance of removing the entire hive and other preventative tips for a bee-free home.

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Squirrel Diseases That Can Be Spread to Humans

Grey squirrelSquirrels may look harmless while climbing trees and running through the park. But squirrels can actually carry a range of dangerous diseases, some of which can be transferred to humans and pets.

Therefore, it’s a good idea to know the early warning signs of the presence of squirrels in your home so that you can reduce your exposure to squirrel poop and prevent sickness in your family.

This article will describe various squirrel diseases, squirrel disease symptoms, and what you can do to prevent and rid your home of squirrels.

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