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Rosie’s Pest Control

2435 Whitten Road, Memphis TN 38133

Phone: (901) 567-3800

Protect The Bees

Bees are dying off at an unprecedented rate. Some report that our country is losing 30% of it’s hives each year.

At first, no one knew why.  In the last few years scientists have complied compelling evidence that points to a class of insecticides called neonicotinoids. These chemicals are widely used in commercial agriculture but can have lethal effects on bees. Some other farming pesticides are also adding to the toll. So are invasive parasites and an overall decline in the quality of bees’ diets.

It’s clear that the combination of factors poses a pretty serious problem for anyone who likes to eat, since bees—both the domesticated kind and their wild bumblebee cousins, both of which are in decline—are the main pollinators of most major fruit and nut crops. The problem is so severe that this spring President Obama released the first-ever national strategy for protecting the health and life of bees and other key pollinators.

Rosie’s Pest Control  is committed to doing our part to help save the bees. When we get a call about an annoying and threatening bee colony, we take every effort to relocate the bee hive. We have been working with David Glover from the Bartlett Bee Whisperer to save this vital species.

Memphis Ranks #1 For Roof Rats

Fall is the most common season for roof rats due to their outdoor food source being reduced.  Even when our region is experiencing warmer than normal temperatures, natural food sources are drying up.  Memphis is ranked number 1 for infestations from this invasive species.

They are much easier to distinguish from some of their rodent relatives because of their long and scaly tails.

According to Andy Long, director of Rosie’s Pest Control, roof rats usually stay out of plain sight but even one spotted is very often times a sign of a serious infestation.

Long also said they are usually active at night and often leave smudge marks as result of dirt and oil.  You can also find evidence in droppings around active areas.

Roof rats may enter buildings  and structures via holes, soffit vents, cables entering buildings and turbine and box vents on roofs.  Inspections by a professional can help identify these entry points so needed repairs and preventative maintenance can be done.  Contact Andy Long or Katie Fox with Rosie’s to get your free home or business inspection before the weather gets any cooler.