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4 Facts About Rodents

Diseases on Diseases on Diseases

According to the CDC, there are least 35 possible diseases that rats and mice can spread to humans. But how? Rodents are known to not particularly favor being in the limelight and interacting with humans. Diseases such as rat-bite fever, salmonellosis and hantavirus are easily spread through feces/urine, salvia and fleas.  

Long Teeth

Did you know that rodents’ teeth never stop growing? Ever. No wonder these little guys are wizards when it comes to chewing through electrical cables and wires. In fact, their teeth can grow up to five inches a year. Instinctually, rodents will find a way to file down their teeth – don’t let it be your home.   The four facts that make rodents unique are the same reason they are unwanted in households across the world. Contact Dustin Pest Control today for a quote on rodent removal services.  

What Are The Worst Pests In Your Home?

We think it’s fair to say that most homeowners want their house to be a bug-free zone. However, we also understand this can be a challenging task to maintain year round. It is not uncommon to see the occasional fly in your home. And while we wish we could say that all other pests are as harmless as flies, that’s not the case. Here is a list of pests you do not want in your home.  

Bed Bugs

While bed bugs aren’t the most destructive pest when it comes to your home, they are differently a headache to get rid off. Bed bugs multiply quickly and love to call your mattress home (hint the name). Oh, and did we mention they bite? Bed bug bites are often red, itchy and painful. They are one bug you don’t want anywhere near your home.  

Wasps

The only thing worse than a bug that bites is a bug that can sting. Because wasps live in nests, it is more likely to find them outdoors. However, you still need to keep an eye out for them. Wasps will build their nests near water sources, which means it is common to find them near your garden or patio. Nothing ruins an outdoor BBQ quicker than some uninvited guests.  

Termites

What could be more destructive to your home than a bug that eats wood? Unfortunately, the termite wins this one by being pests that are quick to multiply and hard to spot. Termites will quickly eat through the wood in your home, weakening the wood’s original structural integrity. Unfortunately, they are very common, causing billions of dollars in damage every year.   In order to ensure you home is not only protected from these terrible pests but all unwanted pests, call Dustin Pest Control!    

Why You Should Be on the Lookout for Fleas and Ticks

We tend to associate fleas and ticks with our pets. And it’s true, these little insects find your furry friend a great place to call home. But what happens when your pet comes indoors? Are fleas and ticks a problem for your household? We are here to answer these questions and address the problems that could occur when fleas and ticks decide to inhabit your home environment. Continue reading

How To Control Mosquitoes In Your Yard?

As we look forward to warmer temperatures and days spent outdoors, it is likely that the backyard preparation is in full swing. Whether you are trimming weeds, planting new flowers or doing an entire backyard renovation, one thing you don’t want to forget about is planning for all the critters that might call your backyard home. Nothing can ruin a good backyard BBQ quicker than those pesky mosquitoes. Therefore, we want to help you ensure your backyard is BBQ ready. Here are a few tips and tricks to making your yard mosquito free. Continue reading

Ant Deterring Plants For Your Home

Plants That Repel Ants

There are few greater frustrations than your house being invaded by ants. From big to small, there is always one that sneaks its way in. And where there’s one, there’s likely many. While your initial instinct would be to call an exterminator, you might want to first consider some natural remedies. Several plants take the medal stand in terms of repelling ants. With that being said, you might want to take a trip to your local gardening store to seek out these anti-ant plants. Continue reading

How to Coexist With Honey Bees

The honey bee is what scientists call a “keystone species.” Without the honey bee, our ecosystem and our food supply would change drastically. Honey bees pollinate many of our food sources, allowing us to eat apples, strawberries, broccoli and even help feed the meat and dairy industry with alfalfa. Living in harmony with such a vital species is required. Honey bees can be annoying at best and dangerous at worst to humans, so bee safety is key to co-existing. Here are some things you can do to reduce the buzz and increase your safety, especially during bee season in the warmer months. Continue reading
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