Articles for tag: Cornell University, Get Rid of Mice

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Rodent Removal: 7 Simple Tips to Get Rid of Mice

You’ve heard gnawing, squeaking, or scampering. You probably have a house guest, a common mouse. Other rodents make their way inside, but distinctive characteristics of mice include gnaw marks on wood, plastic, or cardboard; fecal droppings 1/8 to ¼ inch long; musky odor; or body run marks along baseboards or insulation (Run marks are left ...

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Bedbug Reproduction and Traumatic Insemination

Pity the poor female bedbug – she does not have any genitalia. So how do bedbugs reproduce? Through the bizarre act of traumatic insemination. Bedbugs such as Cimex lectularius reproduce in a way much different than other animals – even other insects. This process is very accurately called traumatic insemination. However, researchers Alastair D. Stutt ...

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Know the Dangers of Hartz Flea & Tick Drops

My mother and I were recently shopping in our local Wal-Mart store when we entered the pet department. A few weeks prior, my mother had purchased a kitten from a pet store. While in the pet section, she decided to purchase the Hartz Advanced Care Once a Month Flea and Tick Drops. As she was ...

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Why You Should Visit Ithaca, New York

Ithaca was carved by nature. The numerous gorges, the flowing waterfalls, and even the Finger Lakes were created during the last ice age. With so much to see and explore, it’s surprising that Ithaca, New York is one of those hidden get-aways that seems to escape most people’s radar. Ithaca is also home to Cornell ...

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Pros and Cons of Slate Shingles

There is nothing quite as durable as slate roofing shingles. In fact, if the ASHI Technical Journal may be believed, they may last well past the consumer’s lifetime. So why should homeowners weigh their options carefully before investing in slate shingles? Durability: 40, 50 or 175 Years? There is little doubt that slate shingles outlast ...

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Oak Tree Blight in New York State

Although oak tree blight has been reported in other states as early as 1944, it did not reach New York until 2008 when it was discovered in Schenectady New York. This caused concern because the Adirondack Preserve in northern New York has the largest group of red oak in the United States. Oak tree blight ...