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

3M Particulate Respirator P100

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?

Pest Spotlight: Rats

Norway Rat

Scientific Name: rattus Common Names:  Sewer Rat, Roof Rat, Brown Rat, Norway Rat, Black Rat Color: Colors vary, generally grey, brown, or black in color Size: The length and weight of rats depend on which species we are talking about and young vs adult sizes. Sizes range from approximately 10 to 40 cm in length. … Read more Pest Spotlight: Rats

Kill The Household Mafias

Below is an infographic with the “Household Mafias” and the attack techniques you will need to defeat them! Termites Termites have been around since the time of the dinosaurs Termite colonies eat non-stop, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week Termites cause up to $5 billion in damage per year How to Kill Use … Read more Kill The Household Mafias

Rodent Cleanup in Confined Spaces Such as Attics and Crawlspaces

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Most people and business owners are displeased to discover a rodent infestation in their home or business. While some may opt to just let the rodents be or assume that the rodent problem must have gone away, there’s many good reasons to address a rodent problem. Rodents can cause extreme damage to homes that is … Read more Rodent Cleanup in Confined Spaces Such as Attics and Crawlspaces

Professional Advice for Rodent Control

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To eliminate and control rats and mice, you need the right information and the proper tools. Rodents breed year round and populations grow rapidly under good conditions. Any actions you can take to stop mice will be effective and must be taken to avoid a potential serious problem from occurring. Make sure to Inspect and … Read more Professional Advice for Rodent Control

5 Tips For Catching Mice and Rats

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Each fall mice and rats are on everyone’s mind as when the weather changes these pests are trying to get into your house, business, cottage, camper, shed, garage or any place they can survive the winter with a food source. Getting on top of mouse/rat proofing your place today will make sure there are no … Read more 5 Tips For Catching Mice and Rats