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According to http://www.cdc.gov/rodents/cleaning/ and http://www.cdc.gov/hantavirus/technical/hps/faq.html hantavirus stays infectious for only a few days. Let the droppings sit for a while (and thoroughly dry out), then vacuum them.


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Do Not use foggers or sprays, you will spread them to every room in the house. These products will provide limited control, not pest elimination. Today's pest control industry has developed terrific baits for the German Cockroach as well as other roaches. The best over the counter roach bait that I recommend to people is Combat Roach Gel. It will cost you ...


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Eliminate any sources of water. You might have a leak or a place where water doesn't drain away completely and the roaches are attracted to that. Also, use weatherstripping and caulk to make sure you don't have any gaps around windows and doors, baseboards, etc.


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@Mazura is right... you will NEVER get rid of the cockroaches in an apartment. The best you can hope for is to control them and minimize their presence. Some years ago, a friend was in your situation and she was unable to move out (the ONLY solution). So, she packed every nook and cranny she could find with powdered boric acid. That actually did an ...


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In terms of what can be damaged, let's hope the bed bugs, for starters... ;-) 125 F is pretty warm, but it does fall short of, say, actual food cooking temperatures. That's a painfully sunny summer afternoon in Phoenix or Death Valley, but it isn't Dante's Inferno. I can't imagine it harming cereal (unless it was also humid). But I couldn't vouch for ...


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No you shouldn't. If you put animal bait there, a stray rodent might find its way in there and perhaps die, which would cause a stinky problem after a few days. If you did a sufficient job sealing up the area with spray foam, the problem shouldn't come back!


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Diatomaceous earth is basically caltrops for cockroaches. Diatomaceous earth kills all bugs with an exoskeleton. It has been reported to be the most effective solution when fighting pests like fleas, ants and bed bugs. You have to keep it dry, though. Even morning dew can make diatomaceous earth ineffective. -richsoil.com To the best of my ...


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The fly is a crane fly and has nothing to do with eating your drywall. http://www.cirrusimage.com/flies_crane.htm


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Without seeing your home it's hard to give an accurate reply. You mentioned the soffit and facia: we had an ever so small but big enough gap for both mice and bats to get in where the soffit and wall meet. We caulked all the way around the house on two levels. It was a lot of tubes but worth it. If you have had bats in the attic and you get them out you ...


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Bayer make a terrific product called Top Choice. It is a one time application for year long Fire Ant control. It is a restricted use product so you licensed pest control professional will have to apply it if it is allowed on the label for your area. Spread rate is 84 lbs. per acre and may run around $300.00 an acre. Rate is 2 lbs. per 1,000 sq. ft. Re-Entry ...



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