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Can Rats Damage Your Home?

Rat newRats cause extensive structural damage in the Jacksonville area. Whether you live in the city or the suburbs, it's difficult to avoid infestations. According to the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), 30 percent of homeowners in northeastern Florida say that they've had problems with rodents. Researchers with the USDA estimate that rats cause $19 billion in damage each year. In addition to consuming and contaminating 20 to 35 percent of the world's food supply, rats damage roads, railway tracks and bridges by burrowing under the ground and disrupting the soil. Small-scale problems occur in local homes where rats spread salmonella, hantavirus, typhus and the plague. The effects of rodent infestations are devastating when the rats gnaw on electrical wires. Most of this damage happens because rats chew continuously. Their incisors grow 5 inches every year. Damage to Drywall and Building Materials As a general rule, mice can squeeze through dime-sized holes,...
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Keeping Pests Away from Your Thanksgiving Dinner

termite cardWith the holiday season just around the corner, you are probably planning your Thanksgiving dinner. If you want to have a good time and to prevent pests from spoiling the fun, you are likely wondering what steps you should take. Although you can use a range of at-home solutions to protect yourself, doing so won't always offer the results you need. Contacting a pest control professional is one of the best ways to get common pests out of your home and off your property, but you can also take some time to learn about the invaders and the damage that they can cause. This process will help you avoid the threat and reclaim your property, giving you peace of mind. Common Pests and How They Get Inside Even though many types of pests can invade your home when you least expect them to do so, some are more common than others....
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What's That Smell?

rodent plOdors are a unique part of daily life. Whether it's pleasant smells or offensive ones, odors can almost instantly take us back to distant memories or make us think of a friend or loved one. However, when offensive odors permeate your home on a regular basis, it's time to take action. Carpet and paint can absorb various odors over time, leading to a persistent bad smell that lingers in every room of the house. At B & B Exterminating, we provide a unique service designed to remove offensive odors from every part of your home. Our Odor Removal Program Odors can accumulate in different parts of the house for a variety of reasons. Odors in the kitchen can be caused by interior paint absorbing smells from foods that you cook over a period of time. If you have a mouse that dies in a specific location, the decaying rodent can cause...
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What Does the Future of Pest Control Look Like?

homepage techPest control methods are always changing, and our customers have been asking about the latest developments. When technology advances, it always presents an opportunity to inform customers about the latest improvements. These new methods provide us with better ways to serve the needs of our customers. Our goals as an organization are always focused on making sure that our customers have the best pest control services available. This includes rapidly incorporating the latest changes into our existing methods. As the field of pest control continues to develop, we will be posting new content to inform our customers about the latest available options. New Pest Control Technologies Reducing the environmental impacts from pest-control products and methods is one of the main objectives of emerging technologies. There is a growing demand for pest control techniques and solutions that will not cause a detrimental reaction in young children, pets or the elderly. Some solutions...
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Benefits of an In-the-Wall System

roachWith so many common pests in the area, it is important to take a few additional precautions to protect your new home. Roaches, ants, and bed bugs are just a few of the known troublemakers. Installing an in-the-wall system during home construction is a great way to ensure that pests never become an issue. Here are the key benefits of an in-the-wall system. No Chemical Odors Some insecticides leave a strong chemical odor that lingers in the air for several days. This can cause a great deal of frustration for homeowners. You will never have to worry about this problem with an in-the-wall pest control system. Everyone in your family will be able to breathe freely. Very Effective The primary goal of installing an in-the-wall system is to prevent pest infestations. Designed with a series of tubes, an in-the-wall system attacks pests in their favorite hiding spots. They will no longer...
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