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Most Common Rodents in South Florida

02-07-2019

Most Common Rodents in South Florida

It's no secret that rodents have cohabitated with humans since they made their way to Europe via cargo ships from Asia. Today, Old World rodents, such as Norway rats, roof rats, and house mice have made their homes in many cities in the US, as well...

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Mosquito, Cockroach and Rodent Populations Expected to Spike

12-17-2018

Mosquito, Cockroach and Rodent Populations Expected to Spike

After record-breaking rainfall last spring and summer, along with hurricanes Alberto, Florence and Michael pummeling the southeast with unprecedented amounts of water and lingering moisture, The National Pest Management Association's biannual Bug...

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Keeping Rats Out This Winter

12-03-2018

Keeping Rats Out This Winter

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas and with the cooler temps, rodents are looking for a place to settle down for a long winter's nap. Your warm and cozy home, brimming with holiday goodies, not to mention the out-of-the-way, wall voids and...

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South Florida's Chilly Weather Sends Rodents Inside

01-24-2018

South Florida's Chilly Weather Sends Rodents Inside

South Florida has been experiencing chillier than usual weather this winter. As temperatures drop, rodents seek shelter indoors.  Who wouldn't want a warm, cozy place with free food and plenty of available water, not to mention the abundance of...

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Rats, a Rat!

12-07-2017

Rats, a Rat!

As winter approaches, days get shorter, temps begin to finally fall, and rats start to look for places to settle in for the season. Even in South Florida, where temps stay relatively warm, cool spells can send rodents scurrying for warm and cozy...

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Rats: If Only They Paid for Rent! Common Rat Entry Points and What You Can Do

02-13-2017

Rats: If Only They Paid for Rent! Common Rat Entry Points and What You Can Do

Rodents have always co-existed with humans. Since the Roman Empire rodents and their disease-carrying vectors, such as fleas and ticks have been responsible for most of the major plagues throughout history. Alongside the increasing human population,...

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Mice on Mars

04-15-2016

Mice on Mars

Mice on Mars The next time you see a mouse in your house, think of this: there is a new NASA mission that involves sending mice to space! According to reports, a group of mice will be sent to the International Space Station (ISS) onboard the...

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Getting Rid of Mice for Good

12-17-2015

Getting Rid of Mice for Good

Getting Rid of Mice for Good Unfortunately, as the weather drops, mice are finding their way into warm, cozy homes. Luckily there are some things you can do in order to get rid of these mice and keep them away for good. Here are a few facts...

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Burger King Popular with Hungry Rodents

11-13-2015

Burger King Popular with Hungry Rodents

Burger King Popular with Hungry Rodents Managers at a Burger King in Clearwater, Florida – the home of the original franchise restaurant, founded back in 1953 – are probably dreaming of rats and mice. The restaurant has been overrun and...

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What Happened at Bug Fest

08-14-2015

What Happened at Bug Fest

You will never find more people so enthusiastic about bugs anywhere else other than bug fest, and that is because the Academy of Natural Science really gets some of the best people to help run it. The whole idea of bug fest is to take creepy...

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