Posts Tagged ‘fires’
Dryer Vent Cleaning
Improper dryer vents are a much bigger and more common safety problem. Here are a few tips to keep your clothes dryer running safely and efficiently.
Rodents and fire.
Rodents cause approximately 20 percent of undetermined fires in the United States each year according to fire experts. Rodents include mice, rats, squirrels and they chew constantly because their teeth are always growing. They have incisor teeth that butt up against each other. They will chew through soft concrete, aluminum, wall boards, and pvc and lead pipes. Mice move inside in the winter months and prefer to live near the warmth of electrical components. We receive more calls as the weather becomes cooler as mice and rodents attempt to move into homes and businesses. The photo above is a good indication of how fires are started and this rodent was electrocued.
Update and official notice of my blogging…
This is just a reminder of my blogging:
- I started blogging in 2009, I blog because I enjoy it and want to pass along my knowledge of pests.
- Many people are good at what they do, I don’t change my own brakes because I don’t know anything about car repair – but I know bugs and I’m very good at it.
- This blog is intended for my customers and anyone else interested in professional pest management.
- I tend to pass along information as it occurs in the real world, when someone uses to many bug bombs, or uses a blowtorch to get rid of webs, or the spread of various diseases within a vector like mosquitoes or fleas takes place – such as like Hanta Virus, West Nile Virus etc.
- I consider myself a Public Health Pest Management Professional.
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Everyone thinks they’re cute – until…
I often try to talk about those things that either catch my eye or just somehow relate to our everyday lives. I can’t remember exactly the numbers of calls I have received over the years, but probably at least 10 of wires being chewed by something. This article by George Gombossy got my attention ” Rodents Damage Cars By Chewing Electrical Connections: Tips On How To Avoid Costly Repairs”. I found this article at http://ctwatchdog.com in Connecticut and not exactly sure how it ties in but http://www.DrivenCt.com. But anyway there are a number of photo’s which definitely point the finger at rodents and remember they also chew or gnaw wires in homes. One thing mentioned in the article was the use of moth balls, I discourage there use because if they become dislodged, someone or something may eat them.