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    911 Pest Patrol will answer some common questions about pest control for your home or business. If you have a question not listed feel free to give us a call we love to hear from you!

    What are the 3 principles of pest control?

    Whenever you try to control a pest you will want to achieve one of these three goals. or some combination of them: prevention - keeping a pest from becoming a problem. suppression - reducing pest numbers or damage to an acceptable level, and . eradication - destroying an entire pest population.

    How often pest control should be done?

    It is highly recommended that you utilize a pest control service monthly or bi-monthly. This will allow you to keep spiders, silverfish, other insects, and rodents away from your home interior.Aug 31, 2021

    Is a rodent a rat or mouse?

    Rats and Mice Are Both Rodents Both mice and rats are rodents. There are dozens of different species of both rats and mice, but in the United States, the most common rodent pests are: the Norway rat. the roof rat .Nov 26, 2019

    How much does it cost to get an animal out of your wall?

    Removing a dead animal from your home costs $150 to $250, depending on accessibility. You'll pay extra to have drywall patched up to seal up nests and entryways. If the dead animal is in a crawlspace, attic, or other accessible areas.

    What attracts ants in the house?

    The most common food sources that draw ants inside your home are the sweetest: spilled drops of soft drinks or fruit juices, candy, jellies and jams, cookies and other sweet baked goods, honey and syrup, and over-ripe fruit are some of their favorites. A zealous group of ants will even carry off a wad of chewed gum.May 30, 2021

    Are ants harmful?

    Ants can contaminate food, but most common species in the United States generally do not cause public health hazards. Species of ants that are dangerous to human health include: Fire Ants.Jun 13, 2022

    How many types of spiders are there?

    Spiders are arachnids, a class of arthropods that also includes scorpions, mites, and ticks. There are more than 45,000 known species of spiders, found in habitats all over the world.

    Will a raccoon bite you?

    Raccoons can be very aggressive and will bite or scratch if they feel threatened.

    Are opossums harmful to humans?

    Opossum are not aggressive: their open-mouth, defensive hissing is merely a bluff to look vicious. And if that doesn't work they play dead when really scared! If there is an opossum in the backyard, don't worry. They aren't a threat, and more than likely they will be moving on in a short while.

    Are raccoons harmful?

    Raccoons are dangerous to human health. They can carry rabies, which is a life threatening disease for humans. However, raccoons pose a bigger threat through their droppings. Diseases such as salmonella, leptospirosis, and raccoon roundworm are all carried in urine and fecal matter.Oct 22, 2018

    Can a squirrel harm you?

    If you approach most squirrels, they'll run away. However, squirrels have been known to attack children, pets, and adults. There are many documented cases of squirrels attacking and inflicting wounds. Also, while rabies is rare for rodents, it is possible for a squirrel to carry rabies.Aug 5, 2019

    How much does it cost to get rid of opossum?

    On average, opossum removal costs roughly $150 to $250 for outdoor locations. Outdoor locations are typically more accessible and require less extensive repairs and/or cleanups than indoor locations. Opossum removal costs for indoor location, on average, range from $250 to $2500.Nov 22, 2021

    Can I get rid of termites myself?

    Treating termites is not a DIY project, as colonies can be hidden anywhere in or near your home and often in areas you can't access. Termite treatment requires the knowledge, experience, and skills possessed by a professional who can effectively find and control any termites in your property.

    Can humans get fleas and ticks?

    Can humans get fleas? Humans can get fleas. Once fleas invade a house they can bite both pets and humans.