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Rats are known to have lots of traits that serve in their favor. They have collapsible skeletons to help them fit through tight spaces, strong teeth to chew through your electrical wiring and the ability to reproduce rapidly to populate your home or office with their rodent offspring as fast as possible. Not to mention their incredible sense of smell to help them sniff out food in your kitchen. Together, all of these traits create a true pest. b2ap3_thumbnail_rat_paper1.png

On the contrary, rats in Cambodia are being put to work. Their excellent smelling power is now working against hidden landmines below the surface. The rats can detect the presence of TNT and in return, a piece of banana! A small price to pay for the important work they are doing. Listen to the full story here.

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All roaches are not created equal. Proper identification of a cockroach can reveal a lot about why they are in your home or office and how to get them out. For instance, an American cockroach, also known as a water bug or a palmetto bug, is large in size and can fly, which makes them terrifying to most people. German cockroaches are more common in cases of infestations because of their rapid reproduction and adaptability to survive off of conditions humans provide. For more on the differences between cockroaches click here.


Follow these tips to make sure your home is not so sweet for these nasty pests.

•Store food air tight containers.

• Remove clutter that insects could hide under.

•Vacuum regularly and thoroughly clean surfaces and floors to eliminate food sources.

• Roaches especially love moisture. Maintain plumbing, faucets, pipes and drains and inspect for leakage.


If your home has roaches, contact Falcon Lawn & Pest for your free home or office inspection.


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Why do mosquitoes bite? To provide protein for egg development, female mosquitoes must collect blood from hosts, or innocent people. They inject their saliva beneath the skin, which will eventually turn into an annoying itchy bump. Depending on how your body reacts, the bite may be very itchy or even life threating. You can learn a lot about how you react to mosquito bites. Check it out!

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A Pest-Free home starts with a clean foundation. Ants and fruit flies are common in kitchens as they like to feed on pet food or left over food particles you may have missed while cleaning. Cockroaches will eat just about anything from food crumbs to hair, and even dead roaches! Removing these food sources encourages pests to seek shelter elsewhere, where there are better feeding opportunities. Check out these tips from Pest World for a Pest-Proof Kitchen.

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Protecting yourself outdoors this summer isn't just about wearing sunscreen. Lyme disease is a frightening reality associated with something as simple as a tick bite. Knowing what to look out for is important in protecting you and your family this summer. Here’s a quick video from NBC’s Today Show that shows you what signs to look for.


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