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How to Tell if you have Rats in your Home

Rodents are the last unwanted guest that you want in your home, and especially rats. Rat invasions can bring harm to the structure of your home, and if not caught early can quickly become a large issue.There are some easy indicators to look for to know if you have these pesky rodents roaming around your home.  Dropping in/around areas with Food-Rats will generally leave droppings in the spaces they are occupying. This is generally one of the first indicators that you will visibly see when you have these pesky rodents in your home. Small Holes in Dry Food- Rats will...

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Rodents Invading your Home During the Winter

Rodents.Tiny little creatures that never seem to stay out of our business. When the winter comes, and the temperature reduces, these rodents come out to seek warmth in people’s homes. Just as we try to find warmth during such periods, these little creatures hide in nooks and crannies to do so, too.  People know that cool seasons bring relief to certain flying pests like mosquitoes and wasps, but it also brings its problems. Homeowners should protect themselves and their families from these rodents by taking necessary precautions.  The problem isn’t the fact that these rodents are hiding in your homes...

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Raccoon Removal in Orange County

Raccoons live in the wild and pose no problem for human habitation. But when they decide to hang out at your place, there is a cause for concern. This is because raccoons may carry canine distemper, which is a viral disease that is common among mammals. The virus can be transmitted to unvaccinated dogs and sometimes, people.  Don’t be deceived by their cute faces. Their feces may have baylisascaris procyonis eggs. It’s a kind of ringworm that is very dangerous to people, especially in Orange County. Contrary to what people think, it’s not easy to get rid of raccoons and...

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How to Keep Your House Safe from Rats?

Consider yourself lucky if your problems do not include a rat problem. But not all of us are fortunate enough to lead a life without any rat nuisance. Not only are they responsible for spreading 35 diseases around the world, but they can also damage your household items from chewing your cables to damaging your foods. Warning: If you think of rats as pets other than pests, this article is not for you! If you don’t, you are in the right place. Before we discuss how to prevent rodents from entering your property, you must know why it is important...

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How to Deal with Cockroaches in Winter?

If you are planning to get your cocoa cup and blankets out, don’t be surprised to find some uninvited cold-blooded guests surfing for food in your cupboards. Even before the snow touches the ground, cockroaches would have crawled into every nook and corner of your house. Unless you are team roaches, you need to start thinking about roach-proofing your house. Know Your Cockroaches! Cockroaches cannot thrive in extreme weather conditions, be it hot or cold. Long exposure can kill them but not all of them. Some species hibernate or die while smart ones like German cockroaches can hide in your...

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Signs Your Tenants Have Roaches

One of the worst nightmares for a landlord is finding their property infested with pests, and there are few pests more revolting than cockroaches. If you own a property and are renting it out to tenants you are definitely vulnerable to the risk of them neglecting your property to the point that a cockroach infestation builds up. Roaches breed rampantly, and they can be hard to eliminate, so if you want to know the major signs that your tenants have roaches in the property, continue reading below.  Are there roaches in the major hiding places? Roaches are notorious for hiding...

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How To Get Rid Of Roaches In Your Apartment Building

If you own an apartment building, a roach infestation can plummet your rent value and deter potential tenants. Eliminating the roach infestation is likely at the top of your responsibilities. In today’s post, we’re going to discuss how you can keep your apartment building roach-free.  Make sure it’s clean. Remove garbage off the premises. Make sure there’s no food left out anywhere. Roaches have voracious appetites and are known to eat virtually anything. If your building has a roach infestation, you’ll likely need to tell your tenants to be careful with their garbage and to keep their apartments as clean...

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What a Bedbug Bite Looks Like

Bed bugs can be an absolute nuisance. They’re notoriously sneaky, and an infestation can occur without you even knowing it. By the time you realize what’s happened, you’re waking up with itchy bed bites.  If you’ve never experienced a bed bug bite problem before, and you suspect you have a bite, it’s important you know what a bed bug bite looks like.  Bed bug bites are not always easy to identify. Bed bug bites typically are painless, and it can take a few days before you notice any type of skin of reaction.  Bed bug bites usually appear as small...

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Why 1st Stryke Is The Best Bed Bugs Control Company

A bed bug infestation can be troublesome. By the time you realize you been bit by bed bugs, the infestation may have been there for days. There’s nothing worse than waking up to a cluster of itchy bed bug bites. If you’re dealing with a rising bed bug problem, you must eliminate these pests from the home.  1st Stryke specializes in bed bug extermination. Bed bugs are notoriously difficult to get rid of without professional help. They infiltrate your walls, furniture, and your bed (of course). These pests don’t care whether your home is clean or dirty. They feed on...

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How to Know if Termites Are Eating Your Home

Termites can be a homeowner’s worst nightmare. They’re small insects that tear through furniture and household fixtures, costing you a fortune if the infestation is left unchecked. Let’s go over a few ways to know if a termite is eating your home, so you can stop this problem from escalating.  Mud Tubes. Subterranean termites are the most destructive termite species and they're known for building mud tubes to provide moisture while they travel between their colony and food source. Mud tubes are most often found near the home’s foundation. Wood Damage. This is a telltale sign of termite damage. Termites...

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