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U.S. employers extended this year's hiring surge into July by adding a solid 209,000 jobs. It was the sixth straight month of job growth above 200,000.Full Story >
U.S. employers extended their solid hiring into July by adding 209,000 jobs. It was the sixth straight month of job growth above 200,000, evidence that businesses are gradually shedding the caution that had marked the...Full Story >
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LENEXA, KS (KCTV) -
With all the snow and cold temperatures outside, wild rodents like mice and rats may try to seek refuge in your home and one local pest control expert talks about the warning signs and what you can do to prevent a problem.
People may have a problem in their home if they notice a lot of rodent droppings.
"Mice are coming in this time of the year because of obviously the cold," said Rick Johnson, owner of All-Ridd Pest Control in Merriam, KS. "A lot of the normal food sources are gone so they're coming in and they're looking for places."
Rodents are looking for places to keep warm and where they'll be able to find easy access to food sources.
One mouse found in the laundry room of Ada Bagdasaryan's Lenexa, KS, home isn't the only problem child she's had to deal with.
"This is mouse No. 16 we've found," she said.
Johnson, who often deals with rodent issues, said there are some warning signs to look out for.
"Things we always look for - the droppings from the actual mice," he said.
"Last night my fiancé came home to the spare bedroom closet and there are mice droppings everywhere, there's a nest that's built," Bagdasaryan said.
Johnson said to put your dog food in a sealed container and added that mice are nocturnal. He also offered other advice of things to look out for.
"The gnawing of insulation, gnawing around the door, entrance points, those are some of the main things," he said. "Most of the time they usually don't travel more than 15-20 feet from where ever their nest is, so that would be the area you'd want to put attention to."
Since mice are nocturnal, people will often hear them gnawing at things and moving about as they head to bed. Johnson also said they can fit through a hold the size of a dime.
A preventative measure he offers is to take copper wool and place it around the holes where utilities enter a home.
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Thursday, July 31 2014 9:48 PM EDT2014-08-01 01:48:50 GMT
Green Township Police are looking for a suspect after a man robbed Kroger while wielding a butcher knife. Police say the man entered the store on North Bend Road with the knife around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday.Full Story >
Green Township Police are looking for a suspect after a man robbed Kroger while wielding a butcher knife.Full Story >
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The tattoo has not previously been seen widely by the public because cameras are not allowed inside Indiana courtrooms. The Indiana Office of the Courts released the photo on July 30 as part of evidence logged in by police and presented to the court by the Floyd County Prosecutor's Office.Full Story >
The tattoo has not previously been seen widely by the public because cameras are not allowed inside Indiana courtrooms. The Indiana Office of the Courts released the photo on July 30 as part of evidence logged in by police and presented to the court by the Floyd County Prosecutor's Office.