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Our Experts Share Top 10 Pest Prevention Tips

Would it surprise you that pests like places with easy access to food and water? The tips below highlight some simple ways that you can keep pests where they belong – outside your home!

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Tips for How to Keep Mice Out of Your House

If you’re reading this article, you must have mice! Sorry to hear that – mice leave drops of urine in their trail and can  carry fleas, mites, ticks and lice with them! They also spread bacteria like salmonella.

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Learn the Signs of Rats in Your Long Island Home

Many Long Islanders call, text and email our offices looking for advice.  Recently, we were asked this question: “Late this evening our dog trapped a rat on our back deck. Will the rat be attracted to the mouse traps in our yard? Do we need an exterminator to set a different trap? Thanks.”

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Fall Pest Prevention Tips

As the leaves fall and the temperatures drop, are you getting out warm sweaters and woolly blankets?  Just like many of us, rodents and other creatures are preparing for the colder temperatures. They are coming inside looking for shelter and food. Rodents can enter your home through dime-sized cracks or holes.  When rodents enter your home, they can chew on electrical wires and drywall. Rodents like mice and rats leave behind droppings and urine. They  spread disease like salmonella and Hantavirus.  Don’t let your home become a safe haven for pests.

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The Best Mouse Trap Ever Is… An Exterminator

Most people hate having mice in their house. You’ll want a cheap and fast way to get rid of them, so you’ll likely go to a nearby store and grab any available trap. There are usually many options: snap traps, sticky mouse traps, glue traps, electric mouse traps. There are humane mouse trap that capture them safely and ones that will kill mice instantly. 

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How to Keep Mice Out of Your House

You’ll want to get rid mice as soon as you notice these signs. Mice can bring fleas, mites, ticks, lice, harmful bacteria, and many baby mice with them. Female mice typically lay 5-10 litters of about 5-6 young each year! 

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Hot to Get Rid of Mice in Your House

Mice problems are very common on Long Island. The most common mouse is the brown house mouse. While a mouse lives only about 9 to 12 months, they reproduce and can have 50 young within that single year! 

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Why You Need to Get Rid of Bugs in the Kitchen

Pests – including ants, cockroaches, rodents, house flies, fruit flies and pantry pests – can all be found in your home’s kitchen. You need to get rid of these pests to avoid contaminating your food and avoid nasty health problems.

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7 Facts About the Long Island House Mouse

If you’ve found mice in your house, you’re not alone! Experts estimate that over 21 million homes are invaded by mice each year! The House Mouse is the most common mouse found on Long Island. We also see the smaller deer mice or white-footed mice in homes. 

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