Pest Library

WHAT KIND OF BUG IS THIS?

Have you found a bug that you’re just not sure what it is? Check out our pest library and see if you can match it with one of the common pests in Minnesota.

Many times people mistake a bug for another, especially with bed bugs. Learn how to identify common pests of Minnesota; understand their nature and habits; learn about damage control, and what you can do to prevent and control them.

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Our #1 Nationwide Resurging Pest

BED BUGS

Learn all about bed bugs here.

RATS AND MICE

Like any other insect or pest, rodents require a learned process of elimination and control. Don’t be misguided by how “simple” the products on shelves in hardware stores make it look. Rodent removal is a very complicated process that can also be dangerous for homeowners and commercial properties.

Do not deal with these animals yourself! Once they find their way into your home or yard, it is important to get them out as soon as possible before they cause extreme damage. 

Because a rodent’s front teeth never stop growing, they become non-stop chewing machines to keep them a manageable length. Without constant chewing, their teeth will grow up through the upper roof portion of their mouths causing starvation and death. To satisfy their need to chew and survive, they will chomp their way through anything they can find.

Rodents can cause a huge amount of environmental degradation and cause severe damage to many parts of your home, attic, yards, storage sheds and vehicles in garages. Unfortunately, much of this damage isn’t visible to you.

CONTAMINATION INSIDE AND OUT

Common areas where you may find inside contamination from rodents such as rats and mice is in utensil drawers, under kitchen sinks, chewed open pet and human food packages in pantries, storage areas or garages and attics where Christmas decorations and seasonal items are stored. Their urine and fecal droppings contaminate these items and you, a family member may unknowingly handle these infectious items, or a pet may ingest these. Either can become very sick, and in some cases even death.

Outside or yard rodents can also cause a multitude of damages to a home. More on that below.

COMMON CONTROL MISTAKES 

Often a homeowner or untrained individual will use an ingestible poison called rodenticides to kill and control. Please don’t use poisons! They will ingest the poison, and die in the walls, unknowingly to you. You’ll wind up with carcasses in your attic or walls leaking rotted body fluids creating a toxic and disgusting and toxic smell. Besides, not all the rodents take the bait, which leaves many to continue to breed. Furthermore, it is inhumane if you were to read how these poisons kill. 

Again, rodenticides, though very effective, are also very effective in killing your pet dogs and cats. So if you have pets, do NOT use these products. It is just not worth the risk.

COMMON RODENT DESTRUCTION 

  • Chew through wood beams, eaves and soffits to gain access
  • Short out electrical wires (causing electrical outages and fires and can even set off alarms)
  • Chew through A/C tubing, water pipe protection, (can cause leaks, floods, and water damage) Destroy attic and wall insulation, (devaluing protection) 
  • Chew through electrical wires in vehicles
  • Holes in heating and cooling ducts
  • Create a health risk through biohazard fecal droppings and urine. (Strong pungent odor and toxic)

HEALTH HAZARDS

Rats have a very high birth rate and can turn into a breeding ground in a short time. In heavy cases, rats and their offspring’s fecal droppings and urine create a toxic environment. This toxic environment is a health hazard to humans and pets in a home. When this waste is soaked in wood or drywall it can encourage mold and attract other rats and animals. Over the years, rats and mice have been responsible for spreading serious diseases and illnesses.

WE PROVIDE an Honest SOLUTION

We inspect the complete house inside and out to find out how they are getting in. We seal up every single entry points/exit hole and gap.  We trap on runways, ALL the rats, and remove them from the house.  We clean and sanitize attic space, wall voids or any nesting areas when ALL RATS/MICE are gone.

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