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Bugged by pests? You are not alone! Most households and businesses face common pest problems.

We’ve made it our mission to provide naturally effective solutions, tips, and information so that we can all have freedom from pests and damage while preserving nature’s delicate ecosystem. Read the latest here.

Mice Rats & Rodents

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How to Keep Mice Out of Storage Units

One out of every 10 Americans rent offsite storage. When we store away our belongings, we expect them to be safe and damage-free until the next time they are needed. Sometimes we end up with an unpleasant surprise when we go to retrieve our stored goods, though. Pests love to infest undisturbed places that provide […]

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June 14, 2024

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10 Fun Facts About Mice You May Not Have Known

Here at EarthKind, we know a lot about mice because it’s part of our job. But, there are actually some pretty fascinating facts (and some not-so-glamorous facts) that many homeowners don’t know about these creatures. Below we’ve curated a list of 10 interesting facts about mice that could help you better understand these pests and […]

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June 13, 2024

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How To Keep Mice & Rats Away from Your Chicken Coop

A chicken coop has a strange way of attracting critters you don’t want living alongside your backyard chickens! Mice can’t help being attracted to the warmth, shelter, food, and fresh water that a well-maintained coop and the nesting boxes within them can provide. But, they can cause more damage than just a few nibbles from […]

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June 13, 2024

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What Can Rats Chew Through?

Have you ever seen an “eye-boggling” rat? The muscles controlling a rat’s jaws are very powerful and anchored around the eye sockets, running behind the eyeballs. When a rat grinds their teeth, its eyeballs can vibrate in and out; this usually indicates pleasure and contentment. Rats are resilient creatures that have remarkable abilities allowing them […]

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April 10, 2024

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How to Tell If You Have Mice In Your Home

If you’ve heard strange scurrying or scratching sounds in your walls, found mysterious holes in food boxes, or worse, you’ve noticed chewed-up and shredded paper around your home, you may have a mouse infestation on your hands. Mice shred up paper to make their nests comfy, can pass through the smallest of spaces, chew holes […]

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April 3, 2024

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How Long Do Mice Live?

A house mouse can live anywhere from six months to around two years. Six months is closer to the average amount of time they live, but if they have ideal living conditions, including a steady supply of food, water, shelter, and no predators, they can live for up to two years. Ideal conditions also include […]

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April 3, 2024

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Does Peppermint Oil Repel Mice?

The short answer is it may help, but the effectiveness of using peppermint essential oil to repel mice is unpredictable. It could possibly help deter rodents from an area, but it will not always work and the overall effectiveness is not proven. Homeowners have tried using peppermint oil for years as an environmentally friendly, DIY […]

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January 15, 2024

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What is the Difference Between a Mouse and a Rat?

You’ve heard scratching sounds at night; out of the corner of your eye, you’ve seen something scurrying away; you’ve found little black pellets lying around; these are all signs of a possible rodent problem. Now you need to know exactly what type of rodent you are dealing with so you can begin to figure out […]

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January 15, 2024

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How to Identify Mouse Droppings

Seeing a mouse in the house is upsetting, but finding out that a rodent infestation has been lurking in your home for a long time is even worse. Knowing how to identify the signs of a pest problem will help you prevent infestations and keep your home pest-free. Finding mouse droppings or “mice rice” is […]

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December 17, 2023

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US Cities with the Most Rats

Everybody loves a trending data-filled list, and we found a list that’s released each year that we just can’t ignore here at EarthKind!  The pest control professionals at Orkin continuously keep tabs of all the calls they receive each year and tally up the results to put together a rattiest cities list.They share the top […]

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November 28, 2023