1.Is mice and rat elimination possible? Yes, once repairs to the physical structure and sanitary conditions are adequately satisfied, and the appropriate amount of chemicals, special lures and mechanical devices are in place, rat and mouse elimination can be achieved.
2.What are the advantages/disadvantages when using spray and gel insecticides? The advantages of using liquid insecticides are that it can be applied in most locations where cockroaches are located and are available in varying formulations. However once applied they can dissipate within 1 month. The advantage of using gel insecticides is that they can last up to 3 months. However they can be unsightly, difficult to apply and must be physically removed and the area cleaned between each application.
3.Aren't mice just baby rats? What is the difference between the two? No. Though baby rats and adult mice may appear similar, they are actually different. The Norway rat, the rat common to this region, is of the genus rattus norvegivus. Baby rats have small eyes and ears compared to their head and body size. Their tails are shorter than the length of their bodies. From the body their tails start out thicker and become thinner. The house mouse is of the genus mus musculus. Mice have large ears and eyes in comparison to their head and bodies. Their tails are the same length as their bodies.
4.Can rats and mice exist within the same location? Yes. Normally, when rats encounter mice they eat them. In the kitchen area, mice are protected from rats by living in the stove while rats live in the walls.
5. Is there a difference between eliminating rats and mice? Yes. Mice are usually found in apartments and will usually travel an average of 30 feet for food while rats are generally found in basements and usually travel 150 feet or further for food. Because of these factors different methods to eliminate rats and mice are used.
6.Why do I see more roaches after the exterminator services my home? When cockroaches detect insecticide through their antennae, they leave their hiding places and scatter trying to avoid the chemicals.
7. What types of conditions cause cockroach and rodent infestations? The conditions that contribute to cockroach and rodent infestations include holes in physical structure, unsanitary environments, and water leaks. These conditions are the perfect opportunity for pest to obtain the food, water and shelter necessary for their survival.
8. I keep a clean house so why do I still see cockroaches? The physical environment may have areas that allow cockroaches to hide and breed without being seen. In their search for food, water and shelter, they can travel into your location from:
areas within kitchen
under the apartment door
9. Why is there a sudden bedbug epidemic? The increase in international travel, population density and cluttered and crowded living conditions have all contributed to the bedbug epidemic.
10. Can an apartment maintain a pest free environment if the surround apartments aren't exterminated? Yes, it is possible to have a pest free environment without servicing the adjacent apartments, as long as there are no holes, cracks or crevices that allow entry, sanitation is maintained and proper pest control chemicals are applied.
11.I live on the 6th floor, is my apartment safe from rats? No. Rats are constantly looking for food. They will travel 150 feet or further to find it, and have been known to scale the exterior walls of buildings to reach it. If there are rats surrounding the building there is a good chance they will make their way into your apartment, even by climbing up the fire escape.
12. I've seen people sell the insecticide Tempo on the street. Should I buy it for my cockroach infestation? No. Tempo is a restricted use pesticide and if it is being sold on the streets it is illegal. The use of Tempo requires a pesticide application license. Improper use and management can cause cancer.
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