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Fact:  One breeding pair of mice/rats can produce up to 3,000 (thousand) of offspring in less than a year’s time. In the same given time, Bed Bugs can produce up to 250,000 (250k) offspring.

Tip:  If you have ants, here are some ways to help in keeping the ants away from your home – trim back any tree limbs that are touching your house or the roof, be sure that any cables or pipes that enter your house have no opening around them and if they do then caulk them, also cut back any bushes that are growing close to your home and make sure they are not touching the house. Call KC Pest Away to “power spray” the perimeter of the home placing down a chemical barrier.

Fact:  Cockroaches in your gourmet dinner? Maybe not as a main dish, but they have been used in sauces, condiments and as appetizers in other countries.  As for the rest of us, call KC Pest Away and we’ll see to it that the roaches are not invited to your next dinner party!

Fact:  Scientists estimate that, worldwide, termites may release over 150 million tons of methane gas into the atmosphere annually. In our lower atmosphere this methane then reacts to form carbon dioxide and ozone – two of the notorious “greenhouse” gases.

Fact:  In Ancient Rome, beetle larvae of Stag Beetles and Long-horned Beetles were considered delicacies, tasting much like roasted almonds and an aroma of vanilla.

Fact:  Rats have poor vision. To compensate for this, a red or pink eyed rat will
often weave its head side to side to add “motion” to see better. They also don’t
see in color. Rats normally prefer to have cage mates. It is possible to group female or
male rats together, though care should be taken when introducing a new rat.While it’s great to have both female and male rats, be wary of letting them
play together; rats can complete the courting ritual and the whole romantic
relationship in about two seconds. Generally speaking, male rats make better “lap” pets, preferring to sit and have their ears scratched by an attentive human friend. Female rats are very curious, and love to explore and play games. Both genders make great companions. Rats can eat chocolate. Rats can also eat smaller pets. Rats are omnivores, and have enough predatory instinct left in them to consider birds, fish and even some smaller rodents as “snacks.  Rats don’t have canine teeth. Rats don’t have thumbs. The oils in cedar and pine are toxic to rats, and should not be used in
their bedding materials.

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