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Rats or Mice?

Do you have Mice or Rats in your Memphis home? Lets take a look below for a bit of information to help us Identify the two. Keep in mind size and color may differ than the photos below.

House Mouse in Memphis
House/Field Mouse

Mouse

Small, its body rarely exceeding two inches long and one ounce in weight.

Color:

Usually gray in color, but some may appear darker.

Behavior:

There are a few types of Mice in Memphis, but all Mice are excellent climbers and are capable of gaining entry through holes around soffit vents and around cables entering the building, through holes in gable vent screens, and through turbine and box vents on roofs. Most garage doors on homes allow enough space for mice to fit underneath, as well.  It takes only a ¼ inch opening for mice to enter your home.  Plumbing openings as well as electrical wires can provide routes into and out of your home.

Rats in Memphis
Norway Rat

Rats

Larger rodents that may grow to a body length of 10 to 12 inches. Seldom will a rat weigh more than one pound.

Color:

Can vary from gray to brown to black.

Behavior:

There are a few types of Rats in Memphis, but most Rats are excellent climbers and are capable of gaining entry through holes around soffit vents and around cables entering the building, through holes in gable vent screens, and through turbine and box vents on roofs. Many garage doors on homes allow enough space for rats to fit underneath, as well.  Rats can be destructive not only destroying and contaminating food sources but damage electrical wiring causing a fire hazard.  Did you know Rats also carry a wide variety of diseases including Rat bite fever, Meningitis, Murine typhus, Hantavirus and several other potentially deadly diseases?

Rats or Mice in your home are never a good thing. Please, give All-State Pest and Lawn a Call at (901) 757-9111 or visit us at www.allstatepest.com if you have questions or need service.

Do You Need Winter Lawn Care?

In short, Yes. The fact of the matter is that Winter weed control is essential for Spring Weed managment. Weeds will germinate and sprout an entire season before you may see them! For instance, Henbit, The weed with the purple flower in Janurary and February actually Germinated back in October or November. When ambient soil Temperatures reach 55 degrees in the fall, you have weed germination for most weeds. It is important that we apply pre-emergents a season before you see weeds! The same is true for your Summer Annual weeds such as Crabgrass. We need to apply a pre-emergent in the Winter months to prevent these Summer annuals. As you can see, Lawn Care is essential even in the winter months! The key to a great lawn is consistent care.

Landscape Design from All-State Pest and Lawn Increases Curb Appeal

You never get a second chance to make a first impression and your landscaping around your home can make or break your curb appeal. Your home’s landscaping is what you see every day. It is the something you look at every day you live in your home and should be something that you, your family and friends can enjoy. Using All State Pest and Lawn’s Professional landscaping designed implementation you can make your home and lawn look flawless.

Professional landscaping from All-State Pest and Lawn allows you to forego the time, effort, and anxiety of landscaping on your own. It takes hours of research and shopping to find what types of grass, shrubs, soil, and plants are right for your yard. Where do you even start? All-State Pest and Lawn are professional landscapers and design the lawn and landscape of your dreams to fit your tastes and budget.  

Why Professional Landscaping? 

  • Yards and landscape designs require land moving or removal of trees or bushes. Some yards are not level. Some yards must have dirt to be brought in or smoothed out. All-State Pest and Lawn has the proper tools and experienced staff to make your lawn look perfect.  
  • All-State Pest and Lawn has been supplying Memphis and surrounding areas for decades.  We are experienced with all types of landscaping issues.
  • We recommend what you need to make your yard and landscaping look its best.  
  • All State Pest and Lawn know what time of the year to plant.
  • What types of trees and shrubs would enhance your landscape to make your home look its best. 
  • We take care of the lawn maintenance.

Whether you are looking to upgrade the appearance of your home. Getting ready to sell or just want curb appeal, contact All-State Pest and Lawn at (901) 757-9111. Start your journey to your home’s greater curb appeal.  

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