Three Rodents Around Your Home

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Three common rodents that you may find around your home or business are the deer mouse, the house mouse, and the Norway rat. DEER MOUSE The deer mouse has a bi-coloured appearance: the upper portion of the body and tail is medium to dark-brown, while the underside of the tail, feet and stomach area is … Read more Three Rodents Around Your Home

Hantavirus Guide: Clean-Up Procedures

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The best solution for problems with house mice is exclusion. A mouse can fit through any hole the size of your finger or a pencil. Seal entry holes with ¼ inch hardware cloth, sheet metal or metal wool. Pay particular attention to any hole approximately the diameter of a pencil. In some situations, perimeter trapping … Read more Hantavirus Guide: Clean-Up Procedures

Hantavirus Guide: Precautions For Campers and Hikers

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The risk of contamination is specifically associated with contact with rodents, disturbing nesting material, burrows, droppings and surrounding soil. Therefore: Avoid coming into contact with rodents and rodent burrows. Do not use cabins or other enclosed shelters that are rodent infested until they have been appropriately cleaned and disinfected. Do not pitch tents or place … Read more Hantavirus Guide: Precautions For Campers and Hikers

Hantavirus Guide: Six Steps To Properly Fitting Your Respirator

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The Centre for Disease Control and National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health recommend the use of HEPA (P100) quality filters for respiratory protection against the Hantavirus. Respirators come in various sizes and it is important to use a respirator that has been fitted to your face. It is very important that workers are aware … Read more Hantavirus Guide: Six Steps To Properly Fitting Your Respirator

Hantavirus Guide: Concerns In The Home

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Cases of Hantavirus infection have been associated with the following activities in and around the home, farm, cottage or while outdoors. Planting or harvesting crops Occupying previously vacant cabins or dwellings Cleaning barns, cottages and other outbuildings Disturbing rodent infested areas while hiking or camping Inhabiting dwellings with indoor rodent populations The best approach for … Read more Hantavirus Guide: Concerns In The Home

Hantavirus Guide: What Is Hantavirus?

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The disease is known as Hantavirus-Related Acute Respiratory Disease Syndrome (Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome). There has been an impressive accumulation of knowledge about this illness in a short time, however, many unanswered questions still remain. What we know: The risk is specifically to those individuals who come in contact with infected rodents and their droppings. The … Read more Hantavirus Guide: What Is Hantavirus?

Keep Mice & Their Diseases Out

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We all tend to spend more time indoors when the weather turns cold.  With an average winter temperature of -16.6 degrees Celsius, Red Deer certainly qualifies as cold during the winter months. These extremely low temperatures cause many animals that spend their summers in the fields to seek warmth, often in our homes, businesses, and … Read more Keep Mice & Their Diseases Out

Winter Homes: Mice

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The media has generally been kind to mice. They’re furry, they’re cute, they have friends named Donald and Goofy. However, make no mistake – rodents ruin your property, they also carry diseases that can harm you and your family. House mice are one of the most troublesome pests, they’re cunning and sneaky and can find … Read more Winter Homes: Mice

Mice vs. Voles

Mice and voles can appear similar at first glance. When you take a closer look at both species of rodent you will see that they actually have more differences than similarities. Both Mice and Voles: Rodents Approximately 5 – 8 inches long Grey / brown fur Mice: Slender bodies Pointed noses Will eat almost anything … Read more Mice vs. Voles

5 Ways To Protect Your Home From A Mouse Invasion

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The media has generally been kind to mice. They’re furry, they’re cute, they have friends named Donald and Goofy. However, make no mistake – rodents ruin your property, they also carry diseases that can harm you and your family. House mice are one of the most troublesome pests, they’re cunning and sneaky and can find … Read more 5 Ways To Protect Your Home From A Mouse Invasion