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Romantic Rats Ruin Parisian Parks

Rats in ParisMost folks like to do something special for New Year’s Eve – shoot off some fireworks, drop in at Disney, maybe even brave the crowd in Times Square to watch the ball drop. But one prime celebration location is suffering from an ages-old infestation that the most romantic city in the world just can’t get a handle on – the Parisian rat population.

We all remember from our history classes that the nasty little rodents spread the Bubonic plague – in fact, recent examinations of history have proven that the Black Death of the 1300’s that ravaged close to half of the population of Paris was not spread by rats and other rodents, although most people still assume they were to blame. Given their history, it’s no surprise that, despite the Pixar film, most rats are still not welcome at Parisian dinner tables.

Yet, despite the city government’s pledge to completely “de-raticize” the Renaissance tourist attraction in 2014, it’s apparently more visibly infested than ever before, forcing the closing of nine popular parks in the City of Light – including the famous Parc du Champ-de-Mars, home of the Eiffel Tower. In fact, animal control officers say this is the worst the city has seen in almost 40 years.

And there’s a reason that we said a visible problem – it appears the rats are overrunning the above ground city because of a huge overpopulation below ground. Now there’s something you don’t want to hear, especially if you were planning a trip to the city’s historic catacombs. And the most popular plan of attack? To drive the rats back into the sewers – not, we’re thinking, a viable solution to stopping the spread of a disease, should that recur.

The problem is apparently, two-fold – new European regulations, meant to mirror ones in the United States, changed the way rats were poisoned, as the old ways could also lead to water contamination as well as being accidentally ingested by curious pets and children. So now the rats have to seek out the poisoned bait in enclosed boxes – a lot harder draw for the rodents who can easily find a smorgasbord fit for the Rat King in open garbage pails.

In fact, in the weeks since the new regulations took effect, not a single rat has ventured into the boxes of death – and the ready supply of food means the rats can continue to reproduce at an alarming rate. Rats can mate every 3 weeks, producing a litter of 4-5 baby rats, and those newly born babies can get pregnant themselves within 6-9 weeks.

What’s worse – even if the rats in Paris’ past (Rattus rattus) didn’t spread the Black Death, their distant Asian cousins– Rattus norvegicus – which was responsible for the Modern Plague in the 1860’s, arrived in the French capital about 200 years ago and are now the dominant species as well as known spreaders of salmonella and swamp fever.

Still, the Parisian animal control people do believe the rats have a place in their city – just out of sight. When properly maintained, the rats work well as composting agents, devouring waste that would otherwise need to be disposed of, and their furry little bodies – they also work great as pipe cleaners. Once again proving that every living creature has its own God-given purpose. Who knew? 🐭

If you see rats in your home or on your property, give us a call. Good News Pest Solutions has been recognized as the Gulf Coast’s leading expert on keeping rats and mice out of your home and in reducing the rodent population outdoors as well. We guarantee your property for a year after treatment and, like all our solutions, employ biologically safe alternatives to harmful chemicals that protect your pets and family while eliminating the pests. Contact us today!

Do You Have Musophobia?

Do You have Musophobia?Outside of Stuart Little, Tom & Jerry, and Ratatouille, most people are at least startled, if not repulsed, at the sudden appearance of a mouse or rat. But if the fear or even the thought of such an occurrence causes extreme anxiety, you could be suffering from an irrational and unreasonable fear of mice, known as musophobia.

It’s not hard to figure out where this comes from. We were all taught in school that rats spread the Bubonic Plague (or was it gerbils?), that mice and rats live in dirty conditions, and that they’re prone to eat trash.

The symptoms of musophobia vary depending on the extent of fear the phobic experiences, but sometimes include:

  • Screaming, crying, climbing on beds or tables/chairs
  • Trying to flee
  • Shaking, trembling, and sweating profusely
  • Having accelerated heartbeat, breathing rapidly or gasping
  • Feeling nauseated, vomiting or having other signs of gastrointestinal distress

Probably the most famous person to suffer from musophobia was Mr. Walt Disney, who created the now iconic Mickey Mouse as a way to try and get over his intense fear of the rodents.  ⬅Who da thunk that? 😆

Unfortunately, while Walt’s fear has paid off well for him, drawing a cartoon character isn’t the best solution for the rest of us. And as the weather gets cooler, even here in Florida, mice can settle in to attics and crawlspaces to find more warmth.

And the saying, ‘they’re more afraid of you than you are of them,’ doesn’t always override our emotional reaction. Not to mention, whether you’re afraid of them or not, mice tend to chew on things – like furniture, clothes, and food left unattended.

Be aware that mice and rats are everywhere in Florida, even the most exclusive homes and neighborhoods. And not to worry you more, but you may not even be aware that the little critters are in your home as they tend to be more active at night!

Luckily, there are solutions. And, no, we aren’t referring to adopting a new feline friend. Good News Pest Solutions offers the most comprehensive rodent solution in the state.

Don’t give in to fear – contact Good News today for a free home inspection and evaluation. Taking preventative measures now will bring you peace of mind and a rodent-free home.

T·A·P™: The Answer You Didn’t Know You Were Looking For!

The Answer You Didn't Know You Were Looking For!

It can get hot and humid on the Gulf Coast!

Raise your hands if you believe we here on the Gulf Coast live in paradise? Yes, I see those hands! How many of you would also agree that it can get pretty hot in the summer, sometimes a little unbearably so? Yes, I see those hands, too!

In fact, our average temperatures for the month of July hit around the 90° mark or higher. And don’t forget to throw in that nice moist blanket of humidity that accompanies those temperatures.

So, what’s a Floridian to do to stay a little cooler in the summer months without breaking the bank from cranking up his or her air conditioning?

We’re so glad you asked! We have a solution for that! This wondrous innovation will help you stay cooler in the summer, warmer in the winter (yes, it does get a little chilly here, too!) , and save money on your energy bills! Oh, and it helps adds a sound barrier to your attic and—wait for it—it kills bugs!

What is this wonder?

The Answer…

The answer is… T•A•P or Thermal Acoustical Pest Control!  T•A•P is natural pest control that kills insects but does not harm humans and pets!

To put it simply, T•A•P is a very specialized form of insulation. Currently, you probably have the traditional fiberglass insulation in your attic and walls. It kind of looks like pink cotton candy, but don’t ever touch it…ouch! Basically, traditional insulation is designed to control air flow in and out of your house and reduce your heating and cooling costs.  T•A•P does so much more than this!

T•A•P not only helps insulate your house, thereby controlling airflow, it also adds a sound barrier to your attic and kills pests like roaches, ants and silverfish. Wow, now that’s what we call a TRIPLE THREAT! In fact, T·A·P is 32% more energy efficient than traditional fiberglass insulation!

T•A•P (a combination of recycled newspaper and boric acid) is applied by blowing it into your attic and into wall voids. Boric acid is deadly to many insects, but safe for use around pets and people.  T•A•P is as green as it gets, which we LOVE! We are the green leader!

If you would like to learn more about thermal acoustical pest control, contact us today! We are one of the only pest control companies in the area offering this outstanding product! Our staff is ready to answer your questions and serve you today!

 

 

Astonishing TAP Facts

Thermal Acoustical Pest Control

Stay calm and call us today about thermal acoustical pest control!

We’re back this week with more amazing information about thermal acoustical pest control. What? You missed last week’s post? Don’t worry—you can check it out here!

Now, back to thermal acoustical pest control or T·A·P as we like to call it! This product is absolutely INCREDIBLE! Let’s go into a little more depth about the specific benefits of this product and why you need this in your home…

T·A·P Kills Bugs

Insects cannot build up a tolerance to T·A·P, as they can with other treatments, and you never need to re-treat the insulation! Sounds good, huh? Thermal acoustical pest control controls ants, cockroaches, silverfish, termites, and other critters listed on the EPA label.

EPA-Registered Pesticide Containing Boric Acid

What so great about boric acid? Well, we’ll tell you! Boric acid, the active ingredient in T·A·P, is found in many common household products such as saline eyewash solution, detergents, and even the food we eat! T·A·P is safe for use around pets and people, but is deadly to bugs!

Comfort + Conservation = Comfortable Conservation

Keeping cool is at the top of everyone’s list in the Florida summer months! And T·A·P helps you to do just that. In fact, it will keep you cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Comfort + Conservation =Comfortable Conservation! This is a great combination!

Fire Safety

T·A·P has special fire-retardant characteristics which limits the spread of fire, and it’s flame and smolder combustion resistant. Now that’s what we call peace of mind!

The Quiet Life

Everyone wants their home to be a peaceful haven, right? Well, T•A•P can help you achieve the peaceful sanctuary you’ve been looking for by reducing annoying outside noise. It’s noise-reduction properties ensure true peace and quiet.

T·A·P is Green!

We are the green leader in pest control and we’re telling you this stuff is GREEN! It is made from all-natural ingredients and recycled newsprint which means while you’re controlling pests and saving energy, you’re conserving landfill space. You can’t beat that! 

A Perfect Fit

T·A·P forms a perfect fit in your attic, leaving no gaps, covering nooks and crannies, capping the entire attic floor, truly a perfect fit!  T·A·P helps block heat transfer from convection and radiation, as well as conduction.

Are you ready to try it? Great! Contact Good News Pest Solutions today if you are ready to revolutionize your insulation, save money, and kill bugs, too!

And be sure to visit us again next week when we give you even more details about how green this product really is! 

 

 

 

TAP: Thermal Acoustical Pest Control!

Thermal Acoustical Pest Control Sarasota

T·A·P™: Thermal Acoustical Pest Control

There’s a reason the word solutions is in our name! Good News Pest Solutions specializes in providing you with solutions that work, solutions that are cost-effective, and solutions that are safe for you and your family!

And speaking of solutions, we have an exciting one to tell you about!

T·A·P™ Helps Keep Bugs Out… and Comfort In!

Allow us to introduce you to T•A•P or Thermal Acoustical Pest Control!  T•A•P is natural pest control that kills insects but does not harm humans and pets! Would you like to hear more? Great—keep reading!

To put it simply, T•A•P is a very specialized form of insulation. Currently, you probably have the traditional fiberglass insulation in your attic and walls. It kind of looks like pink cotton candy, but don’t ever touch it…ouch! Basically, traditional insulation is designed to control air flow in and out of your house and reduce your heating and cooling costs.  T•A•P does so much more than this!

T•A•P not only helps insulate your house, thereby controlling airflow, it also adds a sound barrier to your attic and kills pests like roaches, ants and silverfish. Wow, now that’s what we call a TRIPLE THREAT! In fact, T·A·P is 32% more energy efficient than traditional fiberglass insulation!

How T·A·P Works

T·A·P is mostly comprised of recovered newsprint and treated with boric acid. Boric acid is found in common household products such as saline eyewash solution, detergents, and the food we eat. Boric acid is deadly to many insects, but safe for use around pets and people.  T•A•P is green as it gets!

We apply T•A•P by blowing it into your attic and spraying it into wall voids. It is never cut or trimmed on the job, so there is virtually no waste! Any excess T•A•P is swept up or vacuumed and fed back into the hopper for re-use…yeah, it’s green in every way!

There is so much more to tell you about T•A•P so stay tuned to our blog the next few weeks as we give you more details about the benefits of T•A•P and how green it really is!

If you would like to learn more about thermal acoustical pest control, contact us today! We are one of the only pest control companies in the area offering this outstanding product! Our staff is ready to answer your questions and serve you today!

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