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Most Common Rodents Found in Venice, CA Homes

Rodents are rampant in every part of the world. But sometimes, it's important to know the kind of species you're more likely to find in your home so you can know what to look for in the event of an infestation. Here are the most common rodents found in Venice, CA homes. 1. House Mouse The house mouse is one of the most common rodents in the world. They are small, with a body length of about two to three inches and a tail length of about three to six inches.  They are typically light brown or gray, and they have a pointed nose and large ears. House mice are excellent climbers and jumpers, and they can fit through holes as small as one-fourth an inch.  They are typically nocturnal, but they can also be active during the day if there is enough food available. House mice eat anything digestible, including...
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Top 5 Reasons Your Home Needs an Exterminator

We understand that hiring an exterminator can seem unnecessary or even like overkill.  Yet, in our experience at Venice Pest Control, people don’t understand the benefits that come along with an exterminator, and a lot of times, they think they’re only for out of control situations because nobody has explained further.  For that reason, we’re going to break down five different reasons that your home needs its own exterminator, so you can understand why calling one in should be a high priority.  Let’s start with our number one reason and the most serious concern for us: 1. Your Health and Safety Pests pose a huge health risk to you and your loved ones. Many of the most common pests such as rodents, ticks or mosquitoes are unfortunately very adept at transferring diseases.  Mice and rats can carry Hantavirus, which can be fatal. Ticks carry Lyme disease, which infects you with flu-like...
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Get Rid of the Pests Intruding on Your Home!

Are pests invading your home or intruding on your family and your health?  We’ve all been there, and at Venice Pest Control, we’ve been helping people get rid of pests for over 40 years! From that experience, we’ve come up with some easy tips that keep the pests away.  Now, we’re bringing all of those easy tips together in one place. Here’s our guide on keeping pests out of your home. So, let’s get to it with the first tip!  Tip One: Close Off Their Entrances. If you don’t close off their entrances, they’ll keep coming even when you apply pest control inside. So the first step that you must take is to seal any cracks or crevices.  You can do this simply by walking around the perimeter of your property and looking for any spots that you can imagine a pest entering. Any time you see a spot like that,...
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The Most Helpful FAQ on Pest Control You’ve Ever Read

There are always a lot of questions about pest control. That makes sense and it’s only fair when you’re letting a service into your home. Unfortunately, it’s a pain to ask a long list of questions to the service directly. Let’s save you from that pain. We’ll be including some of the most relevant questions that we have been asked over our 40 years of business. 1. Is It Safe for Pets? Short answer: yes. Pets are generally safe from the chemicals or fumes that are used in pest control. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be careful. Both cats and dogs really like to explore the environment with their noses; breathing in some of the products used for pest control could be unhealthy. So just be sure that they are outside during treatment and stay away from the treated areas for a bit. 2. Will the Pests Be Gone After...
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What Pests Are Creeping Into Your Kitchen?

Pesky ants marching across your picnic table or blanket are annoying. You have to rush to cover your food and keep it all safe.  But it’s even worse when they come into your home, trying to eat everything in sight. Pests are attracted to all kinds of food, but what food attracts them the most? Keep reading to learn more.  Sugary Snacks and Baked Goods Several different pests enjoy sweet treats, especially ants and stinging insects.  They will go after sweet, sugary snacks that you leave out on the table or the counter. This includes baked goods that you leave out for them as well.  Sweet Beverages Just as sugary foods attract pests, so do sweet drinks.  This includes any juice, soda or alcoholic drinks that you forgot about. You may have forgotten that you poured one in a cup or left one in an open container.  Take care when raising...
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