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Keep pests out of your home

Start with the outside -- your yard, garden, and other structures. Are they neat and clean? Trash and weeds cleaned up? Shrubbery properly trimmed? Firewood stored off of the ground and away from the buildings? Next, carefully examine the exterior of the house. Caulk, caulk and then do some more caulking. Keep in mind that a mouse can enter any opening through which you can poke a lead pencil. Young rats can enter any opening the diameter of a 25¢ coin.

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Current Pests Most Active in the Kansas City Area

Soon it will be winter and your pest problems are over for a few months. Bugs and other insects are all dead or hibernating, right? Wrong! Let’s talk about furry little creatures, like mice and rats. Mice are either cute – think Mickey – or ugly, depending upon your outlook. Rats are ugly – no getting around it! But both become destructive and may even spread disease. They may be cute and funny in cartoons, but we certainly don’t need them in our homes. 

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