Chicago Pest Control Blog

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!

There's no obligation! We're just here to help make your life easier! :)

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Topics: rodents

Top 5 Rodent Extermination Tips (Infographic)

Posted by Janelle Iaccino on Wed, Nov 19, 2014 @ 07:00 PM

During Rodent Awareness Week, Rose is educating the public about the risks involved with not properly managing a rodent infestation and offering green solutions to get rid of these creatures in homes and businesses in the Midwest. Mice and rats spread diseases, cause mite and flea infestations, damage property and are so much more than just a nuisance. Take a look at this infographic, which sums up America's rodent problem very well.

Top 5 Rodent Extermination Tips Explained

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Topics: rodents

5 Signs of Mice in the House

Posted by Janelle Iaccino on Sun, Nov 16, 2014 @ 06:57 PM

November 16-22 is Rodent Awareness Week

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Topics: rodents

Mouse poison not cutting it? Rose knows rodent control Chicago!

Posted by Janelle Iaccino on Mon, Jan 06, 2014 @ 05:28 PM

Winter is in full swing. (I believe the correctly coined term for this winter in Chicago is Chiberia 2014.) While some pests go into hibernation during frigid temps, there are some that make more appearances because they're seeking warmth and food just like any other living thing. One of the most commonly encountered creatures during winter months is the house mouse.

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Topics: rodents

Signs of mice in the house, rodent control Chicago Q&A.

Posted by Janelle Iaccino on Tue, Feb 19, 2013 @ 05:30 PM


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Topics: rodents

How to get rid of boxelder bugs and other overwintering pests.

Posted by Janelle Iaccino on Fri, Nov 09, 2012 @ 05:00 PM


Rose Pest Solutions reminds homeowners to be vigilant of pests during the colder months

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Topics: rodents, ocassional invaders, pest prevention

Extraordinary Mice Exterminators

Posted by Janelle Iaccino on Thu, Jan 05, 2012 @ 04:30 PM

Since 1860, when our company was simply called "Rose Rat Exterminator Co.", our technicians became very well known for their expertise as mice exterminators in America. Over the years, as methods, products, and laws have evolved, we're still on top of our game when it comes to rodents

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Topics: rodents

Get rid of mice and rats!

Posted by Janelle Iaccino on Wed, Dec 21, 2011 @ 04:55 PM

Take advantage of our winter special
to get rid of mice and rats!

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Topics: rodents, residential pest control

Rodent Bait: How laws have changed and what your options are.

Posted by Janelle Iaccino on Tue, Dec 13, 2011 @ 04:58 PM

We've all seen products in stores to kill mice and rats before like d-Con, TomCat, and Victor. This gave homeowners the less expensive DIY option if
signs of mice in the house occurred.

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Topics: rodents, EPA

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