Wildlife

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Top 10 nuisance wildlife for Critter Control franchise

August 26, 2016 By
Climate and location can determine which wildlife is the biggest nuisance for Critter Control throughout the year. The following list is the most applicable for spring and summer: Raccoons are nocturnal mammals common throughout North America. Besides the native northern... Read more»
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Rodent, wildlife steal show from mosquito on Olympic Golf Course

August 19, 2016 By
When you’re playing the #OlympicGolf course and come across the world’s largest rodent… pic.twitter.com/vqMl4kqcGr — Olympic Golf (@OlympicGolf) August 17, 2016 Athletes who played the first rounds of Olympic golf in 112 years were warned of the native wildlife they might... 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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Heron takes on Running Man Challenge

July 12, 2016 By
Have you heard of the Running Man dance? Orlando, Fla.-based Heron Home & Outdoor has embraced the challenge by creating a Running Man music video. Read more»
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photo: Jan Perillo

Video: Snakes infest Florida apartment

July 8, 2016 By
A woman in Casselberry, Fla., left her home after numerous snakes invaded her apartment by slithering between the floorboards and walls. Jan Perillo says she pulled up her carpet and saw snakes up to 2 ft. long coming out through... Read more»
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Pest Entry Management’s BATMAN kills bugs with bats

June 10, 2016 By
Forget Ben Affleck or Christian Bale — the newest Batman around is Jay Lee with Pest Entry Management in Nashville. He was given the nickname for his inventive and well-publicized chemical-free approach to catching bugs. He creates bat houses, wooden... Read more»
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Biologists plan to boost rattlesnake population in Massachusetts

June 2, 2016 By
In Massachusetts, the timber rattlesnake population has declined to fewer than 200 due to years of habitat loss, reports The New York Times. Conservation biologists devised a plan to release a colony of the snakes on one of the state’s... Read more»
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Facts you should know about nonvenomous snakes

April 5, 2016 By
Snakes, especially nonvenomous species, are not to be feared. In fact, they play an important role in our ecosystem. Here are a few facts about the suborder Serpentes: Snakes use debris to keep cool when it’s hot outside. Eliminating wood... Read more»
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Is wildlife control a worthwhile service to provide? Note: No real animals were used for this photo shoot.

Should you go ‘wild’ for pest control add-on services?

March 23, 2016 By
ERIC: Kurt, why don’t we offer wildlife service? It’s a great add-on service many of our customers request, and a service many other companies are providing. KURT: Well, Eric, we tried it in the past, but those specialty services aren’t... Read more»
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What drives wildlife back into established metropolises?

March 17, 2016 By
Pest management professionals know a need for wildlife management exits. Choose carefully when deciding what wildlife to manage. Environmental groups are promoting the establishment of natural preserves on individuals’ properties. Commercial properties are developing wetlands and bird sanctuaries. I am... Read more»
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