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PROTECT YOUR HOME FROM UNWANTED WINTER GUESTS

 ATLANTA, Nov. 30 ~PRNewswire~ -- What can tread water for three days, fall five stories without being hurt and survive being flushed down a toilet?
 Rodents, of course, and it's the time of year when they start looking toward your home for shelter.
 According to the experts at Orkin Pest Control, the annual fall and winter dip in temperatures signals mice and rats to move indoors for warmth, food, water and shelter. Mice can enter your home through spaces as small as a dime, rats the space of a quarter, including cracks in basement windows, gaps around pipes and through attic vents. Once inside, they can nest hidden in walls where two can become 100 in just four months.
 To keep rodents out of your home, Orkin recommends the following:
 -- Seal all gaps under doors, around pipes and electrical wires with steel wool and caulk or mortar; screen attic vents.
 -- Fill in holes behind posts and in concrete blocks.
 -- Remove weeds and overgrown grass where they can feed and live.
 -- Store outside equipment off the ground.
 -- Store firewood off the ground, at least 20 feet from the house.
 -- Plant shrubs that do not lie on or grow close to the ground.
 -- Keep vines and tree limbs off your house.
 Mice and rats can be a health hazard and knowing how to get rid of them, and keep them out, is important. For more information on rodents, contact the local office of Orkin Pest Control for a no-charge home inspection.
 Orkin Pest Control is the world's best termite and pest control company, with more than 330 branches throughout the U.S. Its parent company, Rollins, Inc. (NYSE: ROL), is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and is headquartered in Atlanta.
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 ~CONTACT: Judith Donner of Orkin Pest Control, 404-888-2217~
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