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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»
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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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Exclusive interview with male house mouse

March 16, 2016 By
PMP sits down for an exclusive interview with a male house mouse (Mus musculus). Pest Management Professional (PMP): Sorry I’m late. It was tough finding the place. House mouse (HM): I try to keep a low profile around here. You... Read more»
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Dr. Reid Ipser, Director of Technical Services, Nisus Corp.

Tips & Tricks: How to Use Dog Food to Eliminate Rats

January 7, 2016 By
Rodent behavior differs among species. Mice are inquisitive and prone to explore and investigate with impunity. Rats, however, are very cautious of new surroundings, which means it’s more difficult to remove and eliminate them. If one snap trap fails, all... Read more»
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Mike Goldstein

Tips & Tricks: Place MCT for Mice on Exterior of Facility

January 7, 2016 By
Multiple-catch traps (MCTs) are capable of catching up to 30 mice. Most MCTs use a self-monitoring teeter-totter mechanism that requires no wind-up, so they’re always working and ready to catch mice. It’s a common choice for use in commercial accounts... Read more»
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