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Three Steps to Stopping Mice From Getting Into Your Shed

Three Steps to Stopping Mice From Getting Into Your Shed

If you have a shed or other “outbuilding” on your property, you have probably come to realize that these structures often become public housing to all kinds of nature’s little critters. Especially, mice! And who can blame them? Most of the time these structures are quiet and undisturbed. They are also mostly warm and dry.… Read more »

The Top Three Mice Questions

The Top Three Mice Questions

(Drumroll, please). Not to be outdone by the Oscar nominations, we too have our tops list to roll out. These are the top three questions most often asked about mice. Number 3: How did they get into my home? Great question. It combines a couple of myths that we’ve talked about in earlier blogs. The… Read more »

Mice Myths vs. Facts

Mice Myths vs. Facts

There are as many misguided myths about mice, as there are for Jimmy Hoffa or D.B. Cooper (look it up, I know I’m aging myself). So to clear up the confusion here is a list of some of the most common myths that we encounter as pest control professionals. Myth 1: Mice love cheese, and it’s the… Read more »

Do Mice Have Bones?

Do Mice Have Bones?

Do mice have bones? Believe it or not, we are frequently confronted with this question. In short, yes – mammals, such as mice and all rodents, have bones and a full skeletal system. So the real issue becomes, how do rodents, like mice and rats, get into my home?   Mice and rats are designed to squeeze into very tight… Read more »

Plague in the 21st Century

Plague in the 21st Century

Quick, what do you think of when you hear the word plague?  If you are like most, you’re thinking of medieval times when tens of millions died of the Bubonic plague in the 14th Century. I would also wager that you think that the plague was something that the modern age of enlightenment and medicine… Read more »

Getting Cozy with T•A•P™

Getting Cozy with T•A•P™

T•A•P™ — or thermal acoustical pest control insulation — is an insulation and pest control solution rolled into one. T•A•P™ is eco-friendly, made primarily from ground-up recycled newspaper treated with a borate solution that controls common household pests such as ants, centipedes, and termites. It also contains a fire retardant for safety. As a loose… Read more »

Rats are still on the Rise in the Northeast

Rats are still on the Rise in the Northeast

Since 2010, city officials and rodent control across the upper northeast have been flooded with calls about rats taking over homes and businesses. While some cities like nearby Somerville have managed to gain control of the issue, cities as far away as Berkshire, NY, and as near as Quincy have reported significant problems. Here in… Read more »

What’s That Racket in My Attic?

What’s That Racket in My Attic?

By: Matthew Campbell If you’ve heard chewing, scratching, rolling, or scampering from the attic then you know just how disconcerting it is. What’s up there? Is there more than one? How much damage are they causing? Raccoons are nocturnal, so you will probably hear them hiss, wrestle, scamper, and scratch at night. Early in the spring, pregnant females… Read more »

Rodent Control in Woburn, Massachusetts

Rodent Control in Woburn, Massachusetts

Imagine living in San Francisco, where news reports indicate a woman, known as “Rat girl,” has been breeding and releasing rats into the city streets for years! Fortunately, most of us aren’t directly affected by this woman’s unusual pastime. On the other hand, homeowners do need to be aware of the signs of a rodent… Read more »

5 Pests That Also Love Your Warm Home

5 Pests That Also Love Your Warm Home

By: Matthew Campbell Yep, it’s cold out there. Snow’s on the ground. Icicles hang from eaves. It’s officially winter. Around this time of year, a lot of people inquire about the usefulness of pest control. All the pests are dead, aren’t they? Well, not exactly. If they all died then we wouldn’t have an issue… Read more »