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Keep Those Pests Away This Winter

For many Minnesota homeowners, pest control is a chore relegated to the warmer months of the year.  But many pests gain entry into homes in the winter as they seek shelter from the cold weather.  In fact, according to the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), rodents alone invade an estimated 21 million homes in the U.S. each winter. (more…)

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Yuck Bugs? Exterminators Knock ´Em Dead!!!

Got creepy crawlies? According to the National Pest Control Association, cockroaches, mice, rats, termites, carpenter ants, ants, fleas, ticks, spiders, and silver fish are the most common household pests.

You are NOT alone. Almost every house in America has had at least one of these pests take up residence in the last year. You can try managing this yourself with do-it-yourself products, but they are not as effective as the service offered by professional exterminators. (more…)

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Cockroaches Minneapolis & St Paul | Pest Control MN

 Fun Facts About Cockroaches

  • Cockroaches have been around since the time of dinosaurs

    Minnesota Cockroach

  • A cockroach can live almost a month without food
  • A cockroach can live about two weeks without water
  • Some female cockroaches only mate once and stay pregnant for life
  • A cockroach can live for up to one week without its head
  • Cockroaches can hold their breath for up to 40 minutes
  • Cockroaches can run up to 3 miles an hour. (more…)

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Vacant Homes and Properties Face Hidden Pest Risks

That vacant, foreclosed home next door isn’t just bringing down your neighborhood’s property values. It may also be a haven for numerous pests that can threaten the health and safety of neighbors, children and pets.

Pests thrive in the conditions offered by a foreclosed property with nobody home. Vacant properties offer a perfect habitat for a variety of problematic pests.

In the interest of preserving public health, it is imperative that vacant structures and properties be treated with pest control products to keep roaches, rats, spiders, stinging insects from moving in. Rodents and roaches, are often thought of as merely nuisances, but they can pose serious health risks for people and pets if they are left unchecked.

Rats, mice and roaches can thrive in empty houses and other structures like tool sheds left unused and untreated. Roaches have been proven to carry and spread E. coli, streptococcus and Salmonella along with other diseases and allergens, while rats are responsible for thousands of doctor and hospital visits each year due to bites and human contact with their feces and urine.

The threats each of these pests pose are very real and can become serious health and safety hazards if they are permitted to thrive. The challenge with foreclosed homes is finding the proper authorities to take responsibility for pest control measures that will keep neighborhoods safe and pest-free.

Each homeowner has the right to choose and use the products they need to protect their own home and property, and the best defense against pests is the responsible use of pest control products.

For more information on wild animal and pest control, consult a Minnesota Pest Control Expert today!

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Keep Rodents and Other Pests Away This Winter

For many Minnesota homeowners, pest management is a chore relegated to the warmer months of the year.  But many pests gain entry into homes in the winter as they seek shelter from the cold weather.  In fact, according to the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), rodents alone invade an estimated 21 million homes in the U.S. each winter.

With 24% of homeowners reporting mice infestations specifically in the winter, they are among the top pest issues of the season.  Mice and rats spread diseases like Salmonella and Hantavirus when they contaminate food, and bring fleas, ticks and lice indoors.  Rodents can also cause serious structural damage by chewing through wood and electrical wiring.

Other winter invaders pose health threats, as well.  Cockroaches and ants contaminate food sources, and cockroaches can trigger asthma attacks in children.  Spiders bite when they feel threatened, causing serious reactions in some people.

Pests including cockroaches, ants, spiders and especially rodents are common home invaders in the winter.   An infestation by these pests can cause serious health and property issues if not properly dealt with in a timely manner.  However, homeowners can help prevent infestation troubles by taking a proactive approach in eliminating entryways into the home.

To prevent pests from infesting your home this winter, here are some tips:

  • Seal cracks and holes on the outside of the home
  • Inspect wires, insulation and walls for gnaw marks, which may indicate a rodent infestation
  • Store boxes off of the floor to prevent rodents from residing in undisturbed areas
  • Keep branches and shrubbery trimmed away from the home
  • Store firewood at least 20 feet from the home and five feet off the ground
  • If you suspect an infestation, contact a pest professional

To learn more about winter pests or if you need a animal control professional, Contact Eco Tech at Any of These Convenient Phone Numbers to schedule an appointment (612) 237-8282 • (651) 633 8600 • (952) 881-6662 • (763) 785-1414

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