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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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Pest Control Treatments

All it takes is a few females who can lay up to five eggs a day to begin an infestation. It happens startlingly fast. Statistics show a 10-fold increase in bed bug treatments in recent years. Entire buildings, shopping centers, hotels, homes and apartment buildings across North America have been shut down due to bed bug infestations. (more…)

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Economic Impact Of Bed Bugs

Economically, bed bug infestations are also a burden on society. Although the exact dollar amount is not known, the economic losses from health care, lost wages, lost revenue and reduced productivity can be substantial. The cost of effectively eliminating bed bugs may be significantly more than the cost of eliminating other pests because bed bug control usually requires multiple visits by a licensed pest control exterminator and diligence on the part of those who are experiencing the infestation. (more…)

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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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