As the temperature outside drops, we cozy up inside our nice, warm houses. Unfortunately, so do insects and rodents.  Insects and other pests often will enter a home through an unsealed door, torn screen, crack in the foundation or walls. After entry the pest will inhabit a portion of your home and reproduce. After a pest has infested your home it can be very difficult to exterminate.
As the temperature outside drops, we cozy up inside our nice, warm houses. Unfortunately, so do insects and rodents. Insects and other pests often will enter a home through an unsealed door, torn screen, crack in the foundation or walls. After entry the pest will inhabit a portion of your home and reproduce. After a pest has infested your home it can be very difficult to exterminate.
Whether the invaders are as small as an ant or as big as a family of skunks, your best defense against pests is sealing off their entry points into your fortress. Sealing your house can solve many in home infestations.  To prevent these pest from entering your home specific measures can be taken to seal these entry points.
Whether the invaders are as small as an ant or as big as a family of skunks, your best defense against pests is sealing off their entry points into your fortress. Sealing your house can solve many in home infestations. To prevent these pest from entering your home specific measures can be taken to seal these entry points.
  • do

    • seal up cracks and crevices with sealant
    • screen entry points such as vents that open to exteriors
    • remove window air conditioning units
    • assess exterior lighting situation
    • apply insecticide outdoors around perimeter of building by mid-October
  • don't

    • wait to sweep or vacuum up insects
    • fog your entire home or building
    • fear that insects will reproduce indoors
    • worry about bringing outdoor potted plants indoors
    • forget to seal around external pipes leading into the home

Pest Control Services

1

Assess Inspection

We will conduct a thorough inspection of your property, bring in state-of-the-art equipment.

2

Implement Getting the Job Done

We will take care of identified problems and fill out a Pest Control Service Ticket.

3

Monitor A Year-Round Solution

We will check for new pests while monitoring the status of previous treatments.

pests and the coronavirus

[Infographic] Discover which animals can spread the coronavirus (COVID-19)

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pests and the coronavirus

[Infographic] Discover which animals can spread the coronavirus (COVID-19)

The post Which animals can catch the coronavirus? appeared first on The Rentokil Blog.

pests and the coronavirus

There have been several reports in the press about animals being tested positive for COVID-19. These range from domestic cats and dogs to tigers in zoos and farmed mink. Coronavirus has also been found in wild animals in Vietnam that enter the food chain through trafficking networks and animal farms supplying urban restaurants. This raised the question of whether domestic and farmed animals pose a risk of transmitting coronavirus to humans through local food supply chains.

In the graphic below, we show how many coronavirus species have been discovered so far and their relationship to animals.

coronavirus infographic: Which pests can catch covid-19

The coronavirus pandemic is symptomatic of the way we humans are encroaching on new land, especially natural forest. This has resulted in numerous disease outbreaks as the human population has expanded and continues to pose new risks to human health. Numerous experts have concluded that it will need a rethink of the way we treat the environment and our methods of food production.

Speak to one of our experts to discover how to keep your business safe from  rodents

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