Mice

Conducive conditions: A different kind of mall rat

October 19, 2017 By
Strip malls offer several unique challenges to pest management. Typically, a strip mall has a number of stores unrelated to one another, sharing only a common wall and a common landlord. Sometimes they have a parking lot in back with... Read more»
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How rodents resemble squirrel monkeys

September 5, 2017 By
Rats and mice belong to the order Rodentia and family Muridae. The word rodent is derived from the French word rodere, which means “to gnaw.” Rats possess two pairs of incisor teeth — one pair in the upper jaw and... Read more»
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Door sweeps: Where insects fail, rodents succeed

July 4, 2017 By
Door sweeps are an important tool for exclusion, but there is a difference between insect-proof and rodent-proof. If insects were our only concern, this pair of door sweeps would be a perfect solution. If a pen can get through a... Read more»
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Pest nightmare: When mice invade your home turf

April 21, 2017 By
Just like how the cobbler’s son runs barefoot, and the barber’s son needs a haircut, my house mouse nightmare happened under my own roof. Don’t mice realize I’ve been a pest management professional for decades? My house is on a... Read more»
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Rodent control: Understand habits, biology

March 8, 2017 By
Rodent control can sometimes be a tricky business. Rodents adapt well to any environment, and are very intelligent creatures. As cooler weather arrives, mice and rats begin to search for warmer environments. However, the truth is rodents generally are a... Read more»
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Why house mouse device placement matters

January 20, 2017 By
When it comes to Mus musculus management, one of the most important rules of thumb is to place bait stations, traps or other control devices where house mice are active. This recommendation might sound elementary, but it’s worth the extra... Read more»
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Quick updates on fireflies, mice and mosquitoes

August 25, 2016 By
Did you know? Fireflies (lampyridae) are on the decline, magnets make mice happy and a new lotion that smells good to humans repels Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. Read more»
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3 steps to mouse baiting success

August 5, 2016 By
When using snap traps for house mice, the wisdom is the more, the merrier. That’s not the case for rodenticide baiting, though. Inundating a population of mice with bait stations is an inefficient way to approach the problem. Instead, efforts... Read more»
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Critter Control franchise heeds the call of the wild

August 4, 2016 By
Kevin Clark was a small fish in a big pond. Now he’s a big fish in a big pond. After starting and expanding Critter Control through franchising, he has helped Rollins grow strategically by selling his business to it. After... Read more»

PPMA prepares for Rodent Awareness Week

August 2, 2016 By
The Professional Pest Management Alliance (PPMA) is launching a campaign to educate the public about the diseases and dangers associated with rats and mice in preparation for October’s Rodent Awareness Week. The annual event, now recognized by Chase’s Calendar of Events, will be held... Read more»
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