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Rodents, the Unexpected Ridesharers

Posted by Erin Anthony on Thu, Jan 18, 2018 @ 11:00 AM

The last place we want to be on a brisk ten-degree day is standing outside our broke down car searching hopelessly, with frozen eyelids, for an identifiable problem with an easy solution. Frozen locks and dead batteries, sure, but chewed wires?! Rose Pest Solutions warns you of possible rodent issues inside your vehicle and what can be done to prevent them below!

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Topics: rodents, mice, rats

It's Time for Rodent Awareness Week!

Posted by Laura Iaccino on Mon, Oct 23, 2017 @ 11:00 AM

The world is constantly at an impasse with rodents. Are they cute, or are they scary? Are they pets or are they pests? The answer is actually a combination of all those things depending on how you're interacting with them, so we're going to address all of that during Rodent Awareness Week. Read on for more!

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Topics: rodents, rodent awareness week, rats, mice, bats, exclusion services, rodent awareness

Get Protected With the Healthy Home Maintenance Program!

Posted by Laura Iaccino on Mon, Oct 16, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

Pests are a nuisance, plain and simple. We've made it easier than ever to protect your home, your family and your sanity with an updated and easier to understand version of our Healthy Home Maintanence Program (HHMP). Read on to learn more about the HHMP, and then get protected with the Healthy Home Maintenance Program today! 

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Topics: hhmp, healthy home pest control, overwintering pests, rodents, termites, healthy home maintenance program

Prep For Fall With These Tips On Overwintering Pests

Posted by Laura Iaccino on Mon, Sep 25, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

The summer is almost over. I know, I'm upset too. But while we still have a few weeks left of warmth and outdoor fun, it's important to get a head start on pest-proofing your home from those dreaded overwintering pests--spiders, roaches, and rodents. Rose Pest Solutions has the professional scoop on keeping your home free from all of them!

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Topics: spider control, cockroach control, overwintering pests, rodents

Don't Let Pantry Pests Ruin Your Party!

Posted by Ben Dahl on Thu, Dec 29, 2016 @ 01:06 PM

All of the holiday celebrations have come and gone, which means it's time to start figuring out what you're going to do for New Year's Eve.
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Topics: pantry pests, nuisance wildlife, rodents

Rodent Control and Awareness

Posted by Ben Dahl on Mon, Nov 21, 2016 @ 11:49 PM

As the seasons change and the cooler weather begins to set in around the Midwest, homeowners need to start thinking about rodents as opposed to flying insects. Like the rest of us, rodents are looking for somewhere warm and comforting to spend the winter, but that doesn't mean you need to share your home with them during the colder seasons with our rodent control services.
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Topics: rodents

6 Critters That May Be Lurking in Your Gutters

Posted by Rachel Rieger on Mon, Nov 09, 2015 @ 01:13 PM

It’s that time of year – the leaves are almost done falling, and your gutters are in serious need of a good cleaning. But beware, leaves might not be the only thing that currently call them home.

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Topics: stinging insects, mosquitoes, rodents, pest prevention

How to get rid of rats and mice

Posted by Janelle Iaccino on Sun, Nov 08, 2015 @ 11:24 AM

Rose is THE rat exterminator Chicago. If you're not familiar with our roots, get a load of this:

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Topics: Chicago pest control, rodents

The difference between mice and rats in one infographic!

Posted by Janelle Iaccino on Mon, Oct 12, 2015 @ 12:40 PM

Do you know how to tell the difference between mice and rats? It's all revealed in this convenient infographic brough to you by the rat pros at Rose!

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Topics: rodents

5 Tips for Rodent Control Chicago

Posted by Janelle Iaccino on Thu, Oct 08, 2015 @ 07:31 PM

Ready to cozy up for the winter? Mice and rats are!

Rose Pest Solutions Rat and Mice experts provide tips to protect against a rodent infestation

With cooler weather setting in, homeowners aren’t the only ones seeking shelter indoors. Rose Pest Solutions, America's oldest and most experienced pest management company, has been battling rodents since the Civil War. Right now, rodents are looking for a warm place like our homes to escape the winter chill. Unfortunately, these small pests can cause more than just a headache for homeowners if they gain entrance inside.

“Rodents can contaminate food sources and serve as vectors of many diseases, such as salmonella and the potentially fatal Hantavirus,” said Kyle Bennetts, Rose Pest Solutions Racine Branch Manager . “Moreover, mice and rats can cause serious structural damage by chewing through insulation, wallboards, wood and electrical wiring.”

5 Tips for Rodent Control Chicago 

It's much easier to prevent an infestation than to get rid of pests after they've found a cozy retreat inside the home. The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) recommends the following tips to keep homes rodent-free this winter:

  • Seal cracks and holes on the outside of the home, including areas where utilities and pipes enter, using caulk, steel wool or a combination of both. 
  • Replace loose mortar and weather stripping around the basement foundation and windows.
  • Screen vents and openings to chimneys.
  • Store food in airtight containers and dispose of garbage regularly.
  • Inspect items such as boxes, grocery bags and other packages brought into the home. Store them in airtight containers, even pet food and bird seed.

What if I already have signs of mice in the house?

Well, if you are already seeing signs of mice in the house, you could try getting your cat to do something about it, but that doesn't always go so well...

Bennetts advises homeowners to also be on the lookout for signs of an infestation. “If you find rodent feces or hear sounds of scurrying in the walls, contact a licensed pest professional to inspect the home for rodents.”

A Permanent Solution

If you're sick and tired of losing cheese or peanut butter on your old school snap traps, or you've invested in sonic plugin gimmicks or over-the-counter bait and STILL have problems year after year, it's time you trust the pros at Rose for a permanent solution. Our Exclusion Services will get to the root source of your rodent problem and stop them from getting inside once and for all.

Go ahead! Get a free quote today for permanent rodent control Chicago!

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Topics: rodents

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