The Dangerous Deer Mouse

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Cute and Potentially Lethal Deer mice are a subspecies of the New World Mouse, distant cousins of the house mouse and wharf rats. Small, they reach two to four inches, not including the tail. All deer mice have a bicolored tail, and a white underbelly and feet. The top of their body is ordinarily brown […]

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Build a Better Mouse Trap

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“Build a better mouse trap, and the world will beat a path to your door.” This quote, commonly attributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson, is as true today as when it was originated in the late 19th century. Throughout American history, we’ve constantly searched for new ways to improve upon the lowly and simple mouse trap. In […]

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Rats, Mice & Rodents in the House During Winter Season?

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During the year when the weather is nice, rodents don’t really seem to be a big problem. Rodents like rats and mice will tend to stay outdoors and find a cozy spot to enjoy. This means that most people don’t really worry about them in their homes. The problem in the winter is the weather […]

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Rodent Prevention Checklist

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Rodent Prevention – Don’t Wait Until You See a Mouse in your House! Winter is not far away and with it comes a task list that most homeowners attempt to tackle before the season is over. These lists usually include a whole lot of shopping, a great deal of eating and the more enjoyable gift […]

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Springtime Furry Critters – Like Mice!

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The springtime makes people think about warm weather, sunny days, playing outdoors and Easter time. It also makes people think of cute little bunnies and chocolate candy. What you may not be thinking about is furry little mice. Well, maybe you should as mice come to life during the springtime weather. Mice in the House […]

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Seattle: A Rat Infested City

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Rat Joins Common Seattle Pests Acorn weevils, bed bugs, wolf spiders, and earwigs are common pests found lurking in the suburbs of Seattle. These sneaky insects can disturb everyday life by invading our most comfortable living spaces. The presence of these annoying pests is beginning to take a back seat to a new threat. According […]

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What Happens … If you Give a Mouse a Cookie?

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According to Laura Numeroff author of the book titled, “If You Give A Mouse A Cookie”, in the story there are a lot of things that can come as a result of such a kind act as giving a mouse a cookie! To start with, the mouse will certainly want some milk to go with […]

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Not a Creature was Stirring, Not Even a Mouse … With House Mouse Control!

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Truth is that one of the most common winter guests are mice and rats! And it is not the cast of “Mickey’s Christmas”! According to the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) about 30% of all American’s have had a house mouse control problem at one time or another. Of those, almost 50% of infestations were […]

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Noise in the Chimney? Probably not Santa but Rats in the House!

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All is well, right?  After all, those summer pests are hiding out and no longer making pests of themselves! Before you let your guard down though, as we are preparing for winter so are the rats and mice that have been busy outdoors all summer long. Now they are looking to make reservations at a […]

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Seattle Rodent Control and Exclusion

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As temperatures continue to plummet in the northern states, we find ourselves spending more time indoors, avoiding winter’s chill. Now that we are in the full swing of winter, pest infestations are undoubtedly on the rise as pests try to escape the cold too. As the temperature drops, these little critters are eager to get […]

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